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Red Lion Inn Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Artwork for Red Lion Inn 50th

This Spring, the Red Lion Inn in the heart of the culturally-rich Berkshires of Western Massachusetts commemorates 50 years since its purchase, rehabilitation, and reopening as an historic hotel by Jane and Jack Fitzpatrick in 1969.

Festivities begin this weekend with a 50-Day Kick-off, culminating in a Porch Pop-Up for the Kentucky Derby featuring special Lucky Jack’s Mint Juleps, in honor of Jack Fitzpatrick.

Jane and Jack’s daughter Nancy Fitzpatrick took the helm in at The Red Lion from 1993 until her retirement in 2018. Nancy’s step-daughter, Sarah Eustis, now carries on the tradition. Sarah is CEO of Main Street Hospitality.

Nancy Fitzpatrick and Sarah Eustis join us along with Morgan Russell, Director of Guest Experience for Main Street Hospitality.

Dr. Alan Chartock is professor emeritus at the University at Albany. He hosts the weekly Capitol Connection series, heard on public radio stations around New York. The program, for almost 12 years, highlighted interviews with Governor Mario Cuomo and now continues with conversations with state political leaders. Dr. Chartock also appears each week on The Media Project and The Roundtable and offers commentary on Morning Edition, weekdays at 7:40 a.m.