**March 2013 Update**
I’m sorry to report that they have gone out of business last month
I have been driving through Hillsburgh for years and every time I do, I wonder if the olde Exchange Hotel will ever been reborn. I even showed it to one of my clients when it was for sale in the wintertime.
Well the other day while I was on my way home after listing an awesome home in Hillsburgh I stopped dead in my tracks! Yes, thats right I was speechless!
After years of neglect and what looks like millions of dollars, I was now parked in front of the newly renovated Exchange Hotel 🙂 But the best part is now it has an awesome cafe on the main floor and some other space for lease and on the upper floors are condo’s that are for sale starting at $229,000 up to 419,000.
I started to think about what really made this small town have such a great community. People, nice people reward local business with their business.
The reason for their success wasn’t because they used an abundance of real turkey and bacon on freshly toasted ciabatta bun in their now famous clubhouse sandwich (just 2 weeks old). It is the fact that they had become known for doing one thing really, really well in only 2 weeks. The Coach House Creamery has now became known not as a restaurant or ice cream store but as a restaurant that specialized in service. Of course people would come for the other signature items and order fries, iceburgh (its like a DQ blizzard), coffee, ice cream and a great milkshake.
The Coach House Creamery is open daily from 7am-9pm, stop by for their lunch special on Fridays – Jumbo Coach Wings and Veges with your choice of sauce, enjoy one of their Coach Burgers and don’t forget about the Ice cream.
The great marketing lesson is….. do one thing consistently very well and a you will be remembered….even after you’re no longer around. Keep up the great service and ohhh the club house is so amazing!
The Coach House Creamery is located in Hillsburgh Ontario at 109 Trafalgar Rd, inside the Exchange Hotel a historic 19th century hotel built in the early 1800’s. Stop by often for updates and like us on facebook