After 75 years in operation under the same family's ownership, this landmark property was sold in November and will soon be demolished. The new owners have big plans, not all of which are being greeted enthusiastically by neighbors.
The hotel was old-fashioned, maybe outdated and bordering on worn out. But, it had a simple elegance . With 1,000 feet of prime beach frontage, the hotel was a popular venue for big gatherings and watching sunsets. It will be replaced by a Four Seasons Hotel and condos.
Probably the same cookie cutter design one sees too often will result.
Progress seems to rarely be good in that situation. I hope this turns out well for the area.
It is sad to see the old Florida disappear. I'm sure the new owners are happy to have access to this real estate and will build high rise buildings overshadowing their neighbors.
Well wahoo. (Meant snidely.)
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