One of Juliano’s most charming and mysterious lures is the resident ghost of Earnest E. Murray. Murray and his wife, Amy, were residents of the Victorian home in the first half of the 20th century. When Chef Carl purchased the building, he received a warning of a ghost, who often opens the closet in what is known as “Murray’s Room,” only to have strange things follow after. Not one to believe in ghosts, Carl dismissed the warning and began construction.
AND THAT’S WHEN THINGS GOT WEIRD…
During construction, workers often complained of someone standing over their shoulder, watching them work, and when they’d turn to see who it was, they’d be alone. Tools once set down often went missing. After the restaurant opened, Carl and his staff experienced objects moving by themselves, the sound of a dog’s claws against the floor with no animal nearby, and even cold spots throughout the restaurant—sometimes near a working radiator.
Murray, who many people have seen on the staircase on more than one occasion, seems most active when dealing with a skeptic. The staff had found that a nonbeliever brings about the most mischief, even as far as a wine glass splitting cleanly from bowl to stem when one server insisted Murray didn’t exist.
If you’d like to meet Murray, he has never been against diners visiting his room for a delicious meal. However, if you see the closet door open on its own, be ready for some ghostly shenanigans to follow. Feel the chill of his presence and order a warm dessert while waiting to see what his antics might be on any given night.