I cannot say it enough: you just NEVER know where Paul and Nancy are going to show up next! Always been on your guard, because they might be eating at a restaurant near you!
The J.J. Hapgood General Store & Eatery in Peru had royalty from the music world drop by for dinner Sunday afternoon.
spending a day on the slopes at nearby Bromley Mountain, famed musician
Paul McCartney and five other people spent about an hour in the dining
room enjoying a quiet meal that included margherita pizza and organic
Restaurant owner Juliette Britton said she
didn't want any hoopla to disrupt the legendary Beatle's visit, so she
didn't even notify her coworkers that McCartney was a guest in their
presence. Britton said McCartney was joined by his wife, Nancy Shevell,
and two other couples.
"He came in around 4:30 and
had a meal on their way out of town," Britton told the Burlington Free
Press. "It was a very relaxed atmosphere and it worked out really well. I
didn't even let my staff know at the time he was there. It was a really
great experience for him, and he was able to take it all in."
said that as McCartney was getting set to leave, she asked to get her
picture taken with him, along with her husband (and store co-owner) Tim.
McCartney gladly obliged, and the J.J. Hapgood store account later
tweeted out the photo.
J.J. Hapgood General Store &
Eatery, which first opened in 1827, was the longest continuously-run
general store in Vermont until closing in disrepair in 2009. The
Brittons then purchased the store from previous ownership and
refurbished it, before reopening it 2013.