Landmark To Reopen In A Few Months

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Hello again, fellow Creekers.

As many of you have probably heard, the Landmark is coming back. It is owned and will be operated by Gary and Cindy Werlinger. I spoke with Cindy over the phone and got the scoop.

Gary and Cindy have lived in Gilbert for the last 15 years, and 22 years in Arizona. They have had a second home up in Christopher Creek for awhile and bought the Landmark at an auction as a future real estate investment. They thought it was a good opportunity and wanted to share the place with their friends from the Valley.

Cindy is a chef, graduating last May from Scottsdale Cordon Blue. Cindy plans to be the chef and be up here full time. They have a place up here — a cabin that she’ll be staying at. Initially they plan to have a modest bar-type menu to gauge interest on what customers want and see how busy things will be.

Cindy said they plan to open in approximately two to three months. The plan is to be open year-round or close to it depending on business.

The overall plan is for a restaurant and a bar. The whole area will be open and a patio that backs to the creek. They are also going to have a walk-up window to order from with outside tables to sit at. They will have a Web site up at some point. Job fair dates to be announced in a future article.

Side note — who knew your name had to be Cindy to have a restaurant in Christopher Creek?

Also, as a reminder, the Golf Cart Light Parade is Saturday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. The parade begins at the Landmark parking lot and will wind through nearby neighbors. Come out and enjoy the holiday lights! There will be prizes for the best decorated vehicle and also for the best decorated home or business. The festivities will continue afterward at the Creekside Restaurant. The entry fee is an unwrapped “toy for a tot.”

As always, I do need your help with content and stories! For anyone wanting to submit information from the Christopher Creek area for inclusion in our weekly article, please e-mail me at: info@christophercreeklodge.com. Any submitted pictures must be full-size (typically around 1MB per picture). The cutoff time for inclusion in Friday’s article is close of business on Monday.

Thanks again for reading the column.

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