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Carbonear's Stone Jug up for sale with $6.8-million price tag

Originally known as Rorke's Stone Jug, construction on this historic property started in 1860.
Originally known as Rorke's Stone Jug, construction on this historic property started in 1860.

CARBONEAR, NL — Two years after he opened the downtown Carbonear restaurant in a historic property, Bruce Branan is looking to sell the Stone Jug.

According to a Rideout Reality listing for the building, which is almost 160 years old, the asking price to purchase the Stone Jug is $6.8 million. In past interviews with The Compass, Branan indicated he invested a substantial amount of his own money to renovate the building.

The property was originally known as Rorke's Stone Jug. Construction started in 1860. It served as a store and residence for owner James Rorke, and continued to operate as a family-run business into the 1970s.

Branan purchased the property 10 years ago. In the summer, the business employs upwards of 70 people.

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