New businesses at former Tower Ridge Country Club offer experiences for the Whole Family

Originally appearing in the Farmington Valley Press, October 22, 2021

In a word, the entertainment portion of the new development at the former Tower Ridge Country Club on Nod Road is about the experience.

Thirty acres of the shuttered golf course now plays host an 18-hole disc golf course, an entertainment venue with food, beer, music and games; and a nonprofit.

Tyler Ronald, an investor in the entertainment venue the Talcott Mountain Collective, said he and his fellow investors were looking for several years for something unique to bring to people.

Talcott Mountain Collective

There are plenty of good restaurants and breweries in Connecticut, Ronald said.

“We didn’t just want to build a bar,” he said in a telephone interview. “We didn’t want it where the event was drinking. We wanted to genuinely open the doors and the world to experiences that are augmented and enhanced by great food and by great beverage, alcoholic and nonalcoholic. A place where families can come. Plenty of people have money but plenty of people don’t. Not everyone has the option to go to a private club and have their kids run around there.”

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