GREENE – An age-old cornerstone of the Greene community is scheduled to reopen next year in conjunction with its 100-year anniversary. Don Dunlap of Greene and his son DJ Dunlap, purchased the former Sherwood Inn from NBT Bank about two weeks ago. The Dunlap father and son duo have already begun to renovate the Sherwood, in order to reaffirm the building as a treasured Greene jewel.
Despite rumors of dilapidation, the Sherwood is actually in pristine condition, the Dunlaps said. In fact when NBT sold the building to the Dunlaps, the bank had send people over to pack up the silverware still laid out on the dining room tables. All of the rooms are still furnished and the beds are still made – all that’s missing are mints on the pillows.
The Sherwood’s last major renovation was completed in 1978 by the McGowan Corporation out of Binghamton, which used a Victorian style decor, leaving the building in fine shape but with dated aesthetics. If the Dunlaps were so inclined, they could have opened up the Sherwood on the day the bought it, said Don. Instead, they’ve opted to perform a cosmetic makeover, replacing the dated wallpaper and carpeting. They also intend to utilize their personal expertise as professional plumbing, heating and electrical contractors to overhaul the building’s infrastructure.