March 16
Jamie and Mary Ann Gallagher announce the sale of their family business.
March 16, 2021 – Rothesay, NB – Shadow Lawn Inn and The Robertson will be sold to new owners, Tracy Pitts and Martin St-Denis from Gatineau, QC.
After 35 years of generational family ownership, Jamie and Mary Ann Gallagher have sold Shadow Lawn Inn to Martin St-Denis and Tracy Pitts of Gatineau, QC effective, April 1st, 2021. Together Martin and Tracy have more than 50 years’ experience in the hospitality industry in the National Capital region. Martin has a very deep proficiency in operations. Prior to purchasing the Inn, he has worked as Director of Food and Beverage and Director of Special Events at various locations. Tracy has worked as Director and Senior Manager of Events and Catering and is very detail oriented with strong organizational skills. We look forward to welcoming Tracy, Martin and their family to the Inn.
The business will continue to operate under the Shadow Lawn Inn name with a seamless transition from now through to the new ownership. Jamie will remain on for a fixed time in an advisory capacity. All outstanding gift cards and future bookings will be honoured by the new owners.
Jamie Gallagher, co-owner of Shadow Lawn Inn, said “The sale is bittersweet. The Inn has been an integral part of our family for so many years. We purchased the Inn from my parents in 2010. I essentially grew up on this property. We have been honoured to serve the community through Shadow Lawn Inn and have had the privilege to be part of so many memorable occasions for families here in our community. We have met so many great people through this business and we are very happy and pleased to see it carried on as an Inn, restaurant and a central part of Rothesay. We are leaving the Inn in very good hands with Tracy and Martin”.
Mary Ann Gallagher, co-owner of Shadow Lawn Inn, called the sale of the family business a difficult decision but one that was made easier knowing the new owners share our company’s values. “Like we have done for more than 10 years, Tracy and Martin will operate Shadow Lawn Inn with the utmost attention to detail related to service and quality. Their values, management philosophy and culture makes us very comfortable about the future of Shadow Lawn Inn and our dedicated employees,” she said.
Martin and Tracy commented “We see this as an excellent opportunity to continue to grow the business with a highly respected team of employees whose culture and commitment to its customers mirrors our own.”
“We have come to admire and appreciate Shadow Lawn Inn for what it represents in the community and we look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence as the new owners of Shadow Lawn Inn.”
The family-owned Shadow Lawn Inn, located in Rothesay, NB, is a full-service, 4.5 star inn with an award-winning dining room (The Robertson Restaurant), banquet facilities, catering business and 9 guest rooms serving the Greater Saint John area. Financial terms of the transaction will not be disclosed. The completion of the sale is subject to the satisfaction of typical closing conditions.
All inquiries should be directed to inquiries@shadowlawninn.com
    • Phone number(s)506 847 7539 / 1 800 561 4166
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    • Location(s) 3180 Rothesay Rd, Rothesay, New Brunswick E2E 5V7
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