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Mississippi hotel owner says renovation to resume after loan

March 25, 2019

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — The owner of a noted hotel in a Mississippi River town says renovations should resume within 100 days.

Eola Hotel owner Robert Lubin tells The Natchez Democrat that he’s seeking a loan to complete the next phase of the project.

Work stopped on the project earlier this year after demolition and cleanup. Lubin, a Virginia attorney also renovating the former Markham building in downtown Gulfport, says he’s still proceeding.

Lubin plans a 70-to-80 room hotel and two or three penthouse apartments in the Natchez structure, which opened in 1927.

The developer says he’s seeking financing from out-of-state lenders and hopes to resume work this summer, finishing in next spring.

Lubin says he’s working with a partner who was also involved in rebuilding the White House Hotel in Biloxi.

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Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/

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