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A sunset years in the making

By on June 27, 2018 at 1:02 pm

Five years ago, Peter and Julie Ingold repeatedly drove by the nearly 150-year-old building located at 11604 Bluff Road in Columbia. 

Each time they passed it, they wondered what the future would hold for the property known as the Schneider-Schlemmer farmstead.

So, the Columbia couple bought the property with another couple.

Following years of preparation, they held the grand opening on Father’s Day weekend for Sunset Overlook, the pub they created on the property that Columbia designated a historic landmark in 2013. 

The establishment is a new venture for the couple, who will soon be retiring. 

“We have 70 years of middle management in corporate America,” Julie said. “We don’t have a food background. We just have a passion. We’re foodies. We used to travel on day outings to find places like this.”

Peter said the lack of a place like Sunset Overlook in Columbia added to their desire to open the pub.

“We didn’t want it to be just another restaurant or bar in Columbia,” he said. “We wanted it to be a place where we can bring people from South County and all around in these small towns and make it a place where people can come, sit down and watch the sunset and be happy…>>>

Read the rest of this article in the June 27, 2018, issue of the Republic-Times newspaper.

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James Moss