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The Baby Grand goes back to the early 1950's. It was operated by the Isard's, who later built the Gateway Motel in town in 1957. There was a dispute between the Isard's and Bernie Freeman and Clara Driscoll, the previous owners. The Isard's sued for the $125K they paid for the place. They felt the income of the motel had been exaggerated and they weren't getting the revenue out of it they expected.
In the end, a settlement was reached. Freeman and Driscoll got the motel back, but had to pay a salary to the Isard's for the period they operated the motel. Freeman and Driscoll got to keep the profits from that time. I would assume this settlement in 1957 was the impetus for the Isard's to open up the Gateway Motel (now the North Country Inn) which is featured here.
As of 2022, The Great Lakes Grill is using one of the motel buildings for a restaurant. As far as I know, no rooms are being rented on site at this time.