Contractor to invest $21 million to revitalize Schroon Lake club, supported with $4.1 million NY State grant

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SpringCity Development Group, a subsidiary of Bonacio Construction, Inc., plans to invest nearly $21 million to acquire, renovate and revitalize the former Brown Swan Club on the shores of Schroon Lake in Essex County.

Built in 1917, the existing buildings will be converted into the Brown Swan Resort, a premier Adirondack destination, a planned 121 guest rooms including 69 standard rooms, 25 suites, nine seasonal chalets, eight cabins and 10 glamping sites, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a June 2 statement.

The resort will include a 10,000 sq. ft. restaurant and indoor and outdoor amenities for guests such as miniature golf, multipurpose sports courts and guest swimming areas with docks and a deck.

“As we continue to build back from the pandemic, it is essential that we promote tourism in every corner of New York State to help spur economic growth,”Hochul said. “I’m proud to support the Brown Swan Resort on Schroon Lake, which will entice people from all over to visit the Adirondack community. Projects like these send a clear message to the world: New York is back and we welcome you with open arms.”

“This site is an absolute gem,” Bonacio Construction president Sonny Bonacio said in the statement.While extensive updates and upgrades are required as part of this project, you can’t beat the location. We have been looking in this area for a while to create a project like this, so when the opportunity presented itself, we couldn’t say yes fast enough! We are excited to work with Andrea and Alan and the Hay Creek Team to bring our collective vision to life.”

The project is being supported by a $4.1 million grant from North Country’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative, the statement says.

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