There were photos on the walls inside of Dot's Restaurant, of Wilmington, VT, showing the damage that was done by the Great Flood of '38. Dot's made it through that disaster but we are saddened to report that Hurricane Irene was just too much to withstand. Owner John Reagan has decided that, in order to reopen, the entire restaurant would have to be rebuilt, including raising the level of the building, at the prohibitive cost of $800,000. They will close permanently instead. Mr. Reagan is leaving open the possibility of opening a different business on the site formerly occupied by Dot's, but Dot's is no more.