'11 West' restaurant in Canton to have Applebee’s-type layout
BY PAUL MITCHELL
North Country This Week
CANTON – A car dealership on Rt. 11 that recently closed will soon be serving up juicy hamburgers, steaks, seafood, pasta dishes all accompanied by cold beer and a delectable selection of wines.
The former Frazer Motors, 6182 US Highway 11, which closed its doors a few months ago, will be torn down to make room for a 100-seat restaurant and bar, according to Michael Frazer who will own the new building.The name of the restaurant will be 11 West.
The owner and operator of the restaurant will be Les Baker who owns Baker’s Sizzling Grill, 18 Mckabe Road in Colton. Baker, a contractor, will be building the new restaurant and bar.
“I think there’s a tremendous demand in the North Country for this type of thing,” said Frazer. “There will be a pretty damn good menu served at a comfortable grill.”
He said he has worked with Baker for many years and describes the business venture as a “good partnership.”
“We’re excited about this partnership and to be able to accommodate the college students, local community and provide jobs in the area,” said Baker.
Frazer noted the restaurant will have an Applebee’s-type layout with a U-shaped bar accompanied by booths and tables. Frazer anticipates the restaurant to open in late spring or early summer.
The new establishment is expected to employ between 20 and 25 people.
The project went before the Town of Canton Plalning Board on Sept. 5. Nothing has been approved or disapproved by the planning board, according to Dr. Ian MacKellar, planning board chair.