The Plantation Supper Club
Hwy 51N & 70E Arbor Vitae, WI 54568
northwoods 5,000 sq ft restaurant with full liquor licenses located
on a large prime corner lot on State Hwy 51 N and State Hwy 70E.
The 3+ acre parcel has 415ft of frontage on Hwy 51 and 302 ft
of frontage on Hwy 70 E. Main lot dimensions are, 410 ft east
boundary by 415 ft west boundary. 287 ft north boundary by 302
south boundary. Also included are 2 outlots-100x221 each. (all
figures are approx)
is ample parking in the newly resealed and striped lot. There
are 41 customer parking spaces with extra parking in grassy area.
There are 2 handicap and a 16 space employee lot.
Also included on this incredible piece of property is a 2 bedroom
1 bath owner/manager apartment with a 2 1 /2 car garage and a
large office/storage room.
that's not enough when the restaurant was constructed it was designed
to be able to enlarge with a minimum of modifications.
beautiful restaurant was built in 1975 by the Gumhold family,
who have extensive experience in the business, therefore the layout
of the facility and the kitchen are extremely functional and beautifully
designed. The restaurant is now being run as a family owned and
operated Supper Club, but it has the capability of being a 24/7.
History and a Summary
FROM THE LAKELAND TIMES
Plantation Supper Club, which burned to the ground last Thursday,Sept
12, originally opened in the hey day of gambling in the north.
The grand opening ad in the Lakeland Times of 1 July 1938, proclaimed
"For Fun-For Profit-Visit The Plantation." Slot machines
lined the walls of the main dining room, crap tables and horse
betting were in the rear.
The Saturday, July 2, 1938 opening of the Plantation was short
lived. Early in the morning of July 5, two gunmen shot and killed
the night watchman, took eight slot machines believed to have
been loaded with July 4th. holiday play, and an undetermined amount
of cash from the register.
incident closed the Plantation until July 1939, when a toned down
ad in the Lakeland Times proclaimed the supper club as a "meeting
place for you and your friends" with a cocktail lounge and
the same "Golden Brown Fried Chicken". Continuous entertainment
was still offered and the slot machines were still around.
For further information or to set up an appointment to view the
restaurant, please call the Plantation Supper Club at 715-356-9000
between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM and leave name and number and we will
return your call as soon as possible.
Thank you for your interest in our business and property.
would like to take a few moments to acquaint you with the the
Minocqua-Woodruff-Arbor Vitae community has shown tremendous growth
during the past decade. A high percentage of this growth is due
to the pre planning of retirement by up scale baby boomers. Most
of the new home construction is high end.
is another reason for the increase in business and residential
construction. Four lane highways connect the north woods to the
major population centers of Chicago (350 mi), Milwaukee (260 mi),
Minneapolis (200mi ) making it attractive for people within a
400 mi radius.
Minocqua-Woodruff-Arbor Vitae school system is first class with
a new addition to the high school and the new Arbor Vitae -Woodruff
is a local airport to accommodate small aircraft to include corporate
jets. Rhinelander 25 mi to the southeast has an airport with daily
regional airline flights.
is a popular attraction at Lake Of The Torches casino located
10 mi to the west in Lac Du Flambeau.
counties of Vilas and Oneida have the highest concentration of
lakes in the United States, plus innumerable rivers, streams,
ponds and creeks. Water activities are therefore the number one
draw for the area. Fishing, canoeing, water sking, pwc, sailing,
scuba diving ect.
wildlife, eagles, osprey, bears, hawks, beaver, otters, deer and
the many migratory and permanent song birds is a top priority
for many visitors Nothing is quite like the haunting call of a
Loon at sunset on a north woods lake.
In the so called "off season" an incredible transformation
takes place as the lakes freeze over and deep clean snow accumulates.
This brings tens of thousands of winter recreational enthusiasts.
Nordic skiing is very popular here with many marked and groomed
trails with Winter Park located 8 mi West of Minocqua. Winter
Park has kilometers of groomed trails from beginner to expert
with equipment and professional instruction available to make
for an enjoyable experience.
hour to the North in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan are several
alpine ski areas for the down hill crowd.
Snowmobiling is the top attraction in the winter. Note: the restaurant
is located on the trail. Because of the efforts of the various
volunteer snow mobile clubs I. E. the Arbor Vitae -Woodruff Cross
Country Cruisers, the Lake Tomahawk New-Tom Sno Fleas, the Round
Lake area Forest Riders, the St Germain Bo-Boens, the Sayner Barnstormers,
the Eagle River SnoEagles and many other clubs and businesses
this region is consistently voted by snowmobiliers the best snowmobile
destination in the country.
The natural beauty of the North woods sells itself. But it is
also the people, their friendliness, fairness, volunteerism and
healthy outlook on life that genuinely impresses all the people
who come to visit us.
In conclusion :a wonderful place to work, grow and live in tranquility
building is constructed mainly of brick, so there is very little
maintenance to the exterior walls.
size of the building is 80ft by 62ft.
awnings and entrance canopy were recently installed. The landscaping
is mature making the outside of the restaurant very attractive.
insulation was installed in the attic in 1998.
building has smoke alarms and is protected by an Alarmco security
system. Also there is a hidden 4 camera surveillance system with
a video recorder.
well is a drilled 85 ft 6".Sewer hook-up is available.
lighted signs are on the property one on Hwy 51 and one on Hwy 70E.
real estate and personal property taxes for the fiscal year ending
March 31 2001 were $7,387.08.
The lounge area is 1500 sq ft with a large horseshoe bar that seats 26. There are 5 dining tables with seating for between 18 and 24 in the lounge area. Features include a custom-made 6 door refrigeration system, 3 work stations, a post-mix soda system and a Wonder Bar wine system. There is also a Perlick glass chiller, ice cream freezer and dipwell. All counters and sinks are stainless steel. There is a custom-made wine rack and plenty of extra storage for liquor and bar supplies.
For entertainment there are two video slot machines and an antique 1927 Gruynell Baby Grand piano. The piano has been restrung and refurbished and is in excellent condition. A new ATM machine was added in 2005.
Also there is a 100 CD music player, digital answering machine and two credit card processer machines, one is in the kitchen.
2 bedroom,1 bath apartment sits atop a 2 1 /2 car garage and office/storage
area. The combination living room-dining room has sliding glass
doors to a large deck overlooking the property to the north. The
apartment has it's own laundry facility with washer and dryer. The
stove, refrigerator and satellite TV system are included.
building is also protected by the Alarmco system (separate code)
In the garage there is a John Deer tractor with mower deck and a John Deer tractor with snow blower and cab.
dining room is 1750 sq ft with 32 tables and seating for up to 165.
There is a large waitress station complete with a Bun-O-Matic coffee
machine and a Lower-rater system for water glasses and coffee cups.
The station also has an ice bin, water station and plenty of storage. All new chairs were purchased in 2006.
hostess station consists of a podium with a TAO P.A system and an
antique buffet for additional storage. The dining area has new carpeting
and draperies, hand painted ceramic chandeliers, many lovely paintings
and is beautifully decorated in a stunning blue motif. Special:
a collapsible room divider to divide the dining room for private
parties. There are also 3 banquet tables for large parties.
state of the art kitchen. Chefs dream-waitress dream, We can't say
enough about this kitchen. This 1105 sq ft super efficient facility,
designed by Master chef Tom maximizes time efficiently and has great
traffic flow pattern for the busiest of restaurants. There is also
a 261 sq ft dry storage area, employees restroom and a 242 sq ft
ligour,supply storage room.
the rear entrance to the kitchen there is a 120 sq ft room for storage.
It also has a custom made hydraulic can crushing machine. There
is a chime on the entrance door to this room that allows you to
know when someone is entering or leaving. Another nice feature of
this room is that it allows suppliers to make deliveries when no
one is there.
The dish washing area has a new AM 15 Hobart high temp dish washer
with a built in booster heater, Insinkerater garbage disposal, 1 Oft
ss dishwasher table with 40 glass and dish racks. For the big stuff
there is a 1 Oft 3 compartment ss sink with 2 faucets.
The chefs line starts with a 19ft ss 3-tier waitress pick-up
station that has 2 8ft Hatco Glow Ray food warmers and a lighted
number call system. The chefs side of the line starts with 2 Anets
convection ovens 1 gas, 1 elec There are 4 microwave ovens, double ss
steam table, a 46" Hobart drawer under-counter refrigerator, 27" ss
under-counter freezer, 2 drawer warmer, 1 drawer warmer (on the
waitress side) Behind the line is an Emberglow steamer, Anetsberger
Bros. grease strainer, The broiler is a double 6ft Southbend. A 32"
Southbend range, 3 new Keating deep fryers with 6 baskets (701b
capacity each fryer), and a 7ft ss prep table on wheels. There are 2
Alto Shams (one new digital model) and a 15ft exhaust hood with a new
fire suppression system. The 71/2ft walk-in cooler with coated
shelving to prevent rusting also has a reach-in door on the chefs
line. There is plenty of freezer space in the 7x7ft walk-in. The prep
waitress area of the kitchen has a selfcleaning Manitowoc ice maker,
an ice crusher, 6ft ss table with can opener, 5 1/2ft ss table, 6
1/2ft ss table, 6 ft ss salad prep refrigeratorunit, 4 1/2 ft ss
Hobart reach-in with glass doors, a 2x2ft ss prep sink , a 27"
condiment bar, a 3 flavor Cappuccino machine, a 43" chest ice cream
freezer with dipper well, a soup warmer and to make prep work easier
there is a Qualheim vegetable slicer, shredder, grater. One more item
a labor saving power soup mixer.
The waitresses have a 6ft ss table with 2 precheck
registers. Under the tables storage and additional shelving. The time
clock and bulletin board are also in this area. To prevent accidents the floor is made of non-slip
The dry storage area of the kitchen has a 5ft ss wine
reach-in cooler, conviently located right next to the door to the bar
area. There is plenty of metal shelving for the storage of dry goods.
A meat slicer, 5001b scale, and an extra P.A. system for private
parties is in this area. There is a small desk to do nightly
bookkeeping. And to keep this beautiful restaurant clean there are 2
commercial vacuums and an Advance wet-vac. All the equipment in this
kitchen is in excellent condition and the kitchen itself is kept
The restaurant is well equipped with all the dishes,
glassware, silverware, barware, pot, pans, and trays needed to run a
restaurant of this size.
As stated before this is a dream kitchen!
Kitchen Equipment List:
Hobart High-Temp dish washer with Hatch
booster heater, In
sinkerater garbage disphal, 10 ft ss dishwasher table and
and dish racks.
10 ft 3 compartment ss sink with 2 faucets.
Anetsberger Brhs. grease strainer.
6 ft double Shuthbend broiler.
32" Shuthbend range.
A 58' battery Keating deep fryer ,3 compartments, 6 baskets
capacity each compartment.
7 ft ss table with wheels.
7x10 1/2 ft walk in cooler with reach in door and coated shelving
7x7 ft walk in freezer. 5001b Hhbart meat scale.
Extra P.A. system (for private parties)
Self-cleaning Manithwhc ice maker.
Qualheim vegetable slicer, shredder, grater.
Power soup mixer.
6 ft ss table with can opener. 5 1 /2 ft ss table.
6 1/2 ft ss table 6 ft ss salad prep refrigerator unit.
4 1/2 ft ss Hhbart reach-in with sliding glass doors.
2ft x 2ft ss prep sink.
27" condiment bar. Cappuccino machine 3 flavors.
Dipper well unit.
43" chest freezer. Soup warmer.
6 ft ss table.
2 Anets convection ovens 1 gas, 1 electric.
19ft ss 3-tier waitress pick-up station with 2 8ft Hatch Glow
4 microwave ovens.
46 1/2" Hobart drawer under counter refrigerator. Double
ss steam table.
2 drawer warmer.
1 drawer warmer.
27" ss under counter freezer.
15ft exhaust with new fire suppression system.
Non-slip quarry tile throughout kitchen.
keep the cost of heating and cooling down there are 2, 88, 000BTU
Carrier 90+ High Efficiency furnaces, approx. 6 years old. The central
air conditioning is provided by 2 Westinghouse units with timer.
Hot water is provided by a Voyager energy efficient gas water heating
system. This unit is approx. 5 years old. This hot water system
will supply enough hot water at even the busiest of times.
and electric costs for the fiscal year ending March 31 2001 they