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Snake Pit Has New Owners

Joannie and Kim Gittel finalized a deal Friday with the Peak family to purchase the Enaville Resort — commonly known as the Snakepit — roughly a year after the restaurant shut down. The Gittels own four restaurants in North Idaho and will add on one more with their plans to have the Snakepit fully open within the next two weeks. They own Rusty’s in Hayden, El Patio in Post Falls, Bo Jacks Pub and Grille in Coeur d’Alene and The Bedroom Goldmine Bar in Murray. “This is a very iconic place,” Joannie Gittel said of the Snakepit. “It’s a landmark not just in Idaho. We wanted to continue the tradition”/Gordon Rago, Shoshone News-Press. More here. (George Rago Shoshone News Press photo: New Pit owners Joannie and Kim Gittel, far right, meet with Jacque Haler and Andy Peak, the son and daughter of the late Joe and Rose Mary Peak)

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Obit: Rose Mary Peak, 65, Snake Pit

Following is the obituary of Rose Mary (Poelma) Peak, co-owner of historic Enaville Resort (Snake Pit), as it appears in Coeur d'Alene Press today: “Rose Mary was born on Jan. 13, 1947, in Cheyenne, Wyo., and died on Jan. 20, 2012, in the presence of her loving family at Hospice House in Coeur d'Alene. Rose Mary was the second of four children of Jim and Eileen Poelma. She grew up in the rural farming community of Carpenter, Wyo., 20 miles southeast of Cheyenne. She lived in a community, school and family where faith and music went hand-in-hand with the hard work of farming. Her grandmother taught her to play the piano at an early age, and the rest of her family often played music together as a group, whether it was during informal family gatherings or for barn dances.” More here. (Kathy Plonka SR file photo: Enaville Resort)


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