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Popular pancake restaurant only open 9 weeks

Posted at 6:43 PM, Mar 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-02 12:22:16-05

When you see the crowd standing outside on the weekends, you might think that they were giving away something at Cartwright's Maple tree Inn in Angelica. The Allegany County restaurant has been a popular fixture here for more than half a century.

It was started in 1963 by Ronald and Virginia Cartwright. Ron passed away 12 years ago and now Virginia oversees what has grown into a family affair.

Her daughter Rhonda has been flipping flapjack behind the grill for over 30 years. Rhonda says her dad thought that if people could taste his grand-mother's buckwheat pancakes with the Cartwright's Maple Syrup, then they would probably want to buy some. She added, "My dad was a visionary."

They are only open 9 weeks of the year, their last day this year is April 10th. They make maple syrup on the premises and visitors are welcome to watch. You can find more information on their website.