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Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Dudley Chateau Wayland, MA

On the way back from meeting Martha for lunch, I decided to see 
A) If I could find it 
B) if "The Chat" was still there.

Low and Behold it is still on the shore of Dudley Pond and seems unchanged, 
I did not go in as I had the girls with me but it looks the same.  I have not set 
foot in that place since the early 90's, I will have to check it out.  Here are 
some pix and an article I scammed off the web.

Where everybody knows your name: Dudley Chateau looks to renovate

By Susan L. Wagner

Wed Nov 26, 2008, 10:02 AM EST

WAYLAND - Like any number of ladies of "a certain age," the Dudley Chateau could use a little cosmetic improvement. And like some others, she’s had a colorful past.

"The Chat" (pronounced "Shat"), as it’s commonly known among its regulars, has been standing on the eastern shore of Dudley Pond since the early 1920s. According to Arlene Gatto, who is currently the bar and restaurant manager, it was originally a private fishing lodge. During Prohibition, it became a speakeasy, complete with a little peek hole in the door. After that, it was a men’s drinking club (both Ted Williams, who was an avid sports fisherman, and Babe Ruth are reported to have been regulars). Then, it became "The Chat," featuring good food and drink and spectacular sunset views across the pond. 



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