Archive for Wednesday, May 1, 2002

Restoration project a boon for the city

May 1, 2002

Three serious bidders.

The fact that three people bid on the former Almeda Hotel on Saturday as it was sold at auction bodes well for Tonganoxie.

It means that these people believe strongly enough in the vibrancy of our community that they would invest their time, money and elbow grease in the old hotel.

It means they see something in that building and in the city of Tonganoxie that would attract visitors to town. Bringing people to Tonganoxie, if even for a night, would mean they could discover all that Tonganoxie has to offer.

As Anna Hansen, who ultimately outbid others for the old hotel at the auction, said, "We hope to help elevate Tonganoxie to a destination, not just a rest stop along the journey."

And so, it will be with keen interest that area residents watch the progress on the Hansens' restoration of the old hotel.

The business' resurgence, after something of a vacation for the past few years, should bring yet another positive chapter to Tonganoxie's long and storied past.

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