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Monticello scraps deal to purchase Michie Tavern

Posted on AllSides March 20th, 2024
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Monticello has changed its mind about purchasing its historic neighbor, Michie Tavern, after the foundation that runs Thomas Jefferson’s estate faced pushback over how the planned acquisition would affect workers across its growing business portfolio. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation bought the right of first refusal on the Michie Tavern property back in 1973. And in January, the foundation made its move, announcing its intention to buy the restaurant that has long fed visitors at the foot of Jefferson’s mountaintop estate. A sale price was never publicly disclosed. However, the 6.7-acre...

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