Initial Feasibility Study Finds Need for Hotel in Winamac

Winamac can support a new 40-bed hotel, according to an initial feasibility study. That’s in line with the proposed development of a 44-room facility proposed by Wisconsin-based Cobblestone Development. Developer John F. Seibert says the accommodations would be similar to those offered by a Holiday Inn Express or Hampton Inn. His company specializes in developing budget friendly accommodations for business travelers and others in small rural communities like Winamac. Pulaski County Economic Development Director Nathan P. Origer told the county commissioners the next step is to meet with potential investors. Seibert says hotels like the one his company is proposing take about five months to build.