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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - September 9, 2005, Bedford, Pennsylvania
Established 1812 193nd year 3 september 2005 uses 04772000 single copy 75 cents Bedford Springs project to begin state Robert Jubelirer had the Honor of announcing thursday that the Bedford Springs hotel restoration is about to Jubelirer has been involved in efforts to revitalize the hotel for 17 at right is hotel owner Mark by Sharyn Maust Gazette managing editor the Long awaited announcement finally came thursday morn ing the Bedford Springs hotel will be restored and with the reopening Date scheduled for May the Springs has been closed since and much of the time since then spent on trying to find Money and formulate a work Able plan to reopen at a ceremony thursday in front of the owner Mark Langdale and a number of elected and appointed officials announced that there is a the private funding has been arranged for a million the structuring of the private financing want but the Public financing for the a new Road and water and sewer systems amounts to More than to make it Clear that work will Start by the end of the a groundbreaking followed the All those present spoke of the economic Impact the hotel will and of the Long Strug Gle to restore the an emotional Robert Jubelirer said he has been involved in the Springs project for 17 he quoted a i May never have another Day quite like this Jubelirer said that in recent More people have been asking about the project because activity was picking but nothing much being we agreed sometime ago that there would not be any More Public events until the goal line was crossed and we were assured of a so Here we the necessary Public and private financing has been in other we have a it is a big it is a complicated it is a project with an enormous payback for the area and the local Jubelirer Jubelirer became involved in the Springs when the owners Asher Skye and Bruce corneal were trying to Salvage the hotel and going that was followed by the Pittsburgh sym phony summer Home but in it fell to Jubelirer one weekend to announce that the symphony did not have the Money to put into the and there was a bitter Public Divide Over whether the county should be involved via a Bond within a the hotel became a Public project through the Bedford county redevelopment it became the Springs owner in 1995 but the Developer it Marcus continued on Page 5 two principals credit Lang Dales efforts by Sharyn Maust Gazette managing editor two of the principals involved in the upcoming bed Ford Springs hotel restoration said they became involved because they Felt Developer Mark Langdale could pull off the a More recent investor in the hotel project said his firm was attracted to the historic rehabilitation tax credits that Are part of the project because his firm does Many historic renovation David president of Reynolds and Jeffrey chief develop ment office of Benchmark came to the project last year and played key roles in presenting it to Bankers who came to the Springs last october when a construction loan was being Angle said Challenge his company faces is a tight schedule the announced hotel opening is May Angle said a rebid Confer ence was held last the first bids Are due in two to three the work will be starting with Selec Tive work that must go into the Interior rooms and replacing or repairing some of the he indicated that the open ing May occur before All of the 217 keys or guest rooms Are but facilities will be ready for conferences As Well As ideally we Hope to involve local because they have a buying a stake in the project and that always turns out Angle Farina said he has worked with Langdale for five years on projects and thinks the Springs is a unique Opportunity that fits our strategy for destination resorts that have a feeder that the Baltimore Washington area in this he said it will be a Chal Lenge marketing a resort that has been closed for More than 15 but Farina said there Are Many Poten tial groups of 35 to 125 who will find the Springs attract and he sees two to three of these groups using the facilities As Well As the individual travellers continued on Page 5 with the hotel in the participants in thursdays Bedford Springs hotel groundbreaking from left county commissioner Steve county redevelopment authority member Nancy economic develop ment director Bette state Robert hotel Mark Bill thus state Dick Hess and Ned Beer now sold by Case on sunday j by Robert Igoe Gazette staff writer running Short of Beer while watching football this fall wont be a As Penn Sylvania prepares to begin its new according to the Pennsylva Nia liquor control 800 of the states Beer distributors have been approved to begin Selling Beer by the Case on sundays beginning september those distributors will also be required to limit their hours to 8 to 11 during the customers will still not be Able to Purchase kegs or smaller such As 12 or 15 on and will be limited to Only two six packs from any in Bedford Only two Bedford county beverage company and bed Ford have received a continued on Page 5 Everett National guard reports for Hurricane duty members of the National guard unit based in Everett prepared Friday to go to Louisiana to help with Hurricane katrina Relief and members of the 1st 3rd platoon get instructors from the squad by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor Everett members of the National guard unit based in Everett will be heading South this weekend to assist with the katrina recovery major Eric act ing commander for the mis Sion to assist Gulf coastal states for the battalion organized under the 56 Stryker brigade combat team in said he expects the reservists will be in Louisiana for about 30 we Are going Down As part of this push to get National guard to assist with the recovery Relief operation and Security Zimmerman Zimmerman said the nature of the Mission could have a Broad Range of the reservists reported at 7 to the armory at Clinton Montoro of detachment commander of Alpha it will be a Broad Zimmerman said from his operations base in the Everett contingent is part of a 400to 500member battalion that is ready to pro vide any support Zim Merman said the unit will take supplies necessary to sus Tain itself whether that sleeping Well be As self sustaining As possible because theres certainly no he the major said the troops Are trained to prepare mentally to face the conditions in new Orleans described a horrific and even were staying abreast of whats were pre pared to undertake anything from reestablishing Security in the City to handing out bottled Zimmerman Montoro said the training that each has will give them the fortitude to Complete the i believe that National continued on Page 5
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