The Leelanau Enterprise had an article on the possible sale of Sugar Loaf that addresses skepticism felt by many in the community. It begins:
The co-owner of a restaurant and bar within sight of Sugar Loaf Resort says she isn’t removing the “for sale” sign on her business anytime soon despite press reports that the defunct resort may soon be sold to a Leelanau County man who wants to reopen it for skiing.
â€œIâ€™ll believe it when I see it,â€ said Karen Bardenhagen, who along with her husband, Pete Bardenhagen, owns the former Sugarfoot Saloon in Cedar…
â€œWeâ€™ve heard so much about whatâ€™s going to happen at Sugar Loaf over the past several years â€“ things that turned out not to be true â€“ that I just donâ€™t know what to believe anymore,â€ Bardenhagen said.
It’s probably too early toget excited, but I have to agree with Cleveland Township Supervisor Tim Stein that “At this point, any change at Sugar Loaf Resort will be a good change.”
Read the rest of Sugar Loaf sale talk spurs ‘cautious’ hope in the Enterprise.