‘Buddy’ Nicholson, former Old Dillon Inn owner, dies
SUMMIT COUNTY – Robert ‘Buddy’ Nicholson, long-time owner of Silverthorne’s Old Dillon Inn restaurant and bar, died Saturday of injuries sustained in a Sept. 2 motorcycle accident.Nicholson, 62, was alone on his motorcycle on Ute Pass Road on the afternoon of Sept. 2, according to the Summit County Coroner. He was airlifted to St. Anthony Central in Denver via Flight For Life after suffering significant traumatic injuries.Nicholson was best known as the owner-partner of the Old Dillon Inn restaurant and bar in Silverthorne, which closed in 2007.”I’m ready for retirement,” Nicholson told the Summit Daily when the ODI’s closure was announced. “Thirty-five years doing the same thing, you know, it’s time for me. Over half my life I’ve been in this. I’m 60 years old. In my mind, I’m ready.”This story will be updated with information about funeral services as they become available.For a story about the closing of the Old Dillon Inn, go to https://www.summitdaily.com/article/20070920/NEWS/109200089&parentprofile=search
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