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Old 10-19-2013, 09:31 AM
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I figured I would update this thread. The hotel was never sold. No work was ever done to it.

The city ended up buying it at auction for $577,000. Then after taken possession, tried to sell the contents but not a single person showed. Could've been a beautiful restoration.

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The city plans to make repairs to the inn, make a proposal to the new City Council in November to pass some sort of tax-abatement package, then host a general auction in which the highest bidder would become the new owner.
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I know the city will never develop the property. It will decay and eventually be demolished. These are the same people that bought 1/2 of downtown with taxpayer money then sold it to their friends for less. Then went and tore down 80 homes and a half dozen businesses. One spot was developed and the rest have fences and 4ft high grass.
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Its a shame they let things like that go!

When you first posted pictures, my jaw dropped. That place could be amazing and the potential to make a lot of $$$$. It's too bad they just let it go. You'd think they would offer some type of incentive to get a buyer to fix it up. There is no sense in the town/county paying for it and losing all that money!
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That sucks! However If you get asked to bid again, enclose the pictures of what it did look like years ago, and submit the bid to make it look like that again. I would think that a bid in the thousands would be right. (5 or so)

Good luck in the future.
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That sucks! However If you get asked to bid again, enclose the pictures of what it did look like years ago, and submit the bid to make it look like that again. I would think that a bid in the thousands would be right. (5 or so)

Good luck in the future.
I bid the cut and clean up, one price. The beds, bushes and hedges clean up, one price. Then the whole place landscaped, mulched, one price with a option of 1 year of maintenance.

I like to write up bids like this. It gives them the options of different packages and often I'm the only one that submits quotes for the other work. So I get it by default. Just a trick with big commercial sites that have everyone bidding the same specs.

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A. The city admits defeat and burns the place down.
B. Homeless people take over the hotel and get fly by night companies to fix it for free.
C. Fredrick Law Olmsted rises from the dead and fixes it himself.

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I wonder if you could write the city and tell them you would like to lease it for X amount of years for $1. Clean it up, repair it, operate it as a hotel again and then when that specified period of time ends, you get first option to buy it.

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