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Pulaski County Officials Holding Out Hope for Hotel

Pulaski County Economic DevelopmentOfficials in Pulaski County remain hopeful of landing a hotel. Wisconsin-based Cobblestone Development is looking for local investors to help construct a 44-bed, businesses friendly hotel comparable to a Holiday Inn or Hampton Inn. Continue reading

Luncheon Scheduled for Potential Winamac Hotel Investors

Potential investors and others with an interest in seeing that a hotel for business travelers is built in Winamac are invited to a luncheon next week to discuss the project and get more information. Wisconsin-based Cobblestone Development wants to build a 44-bed facility, and a recent feasibility study found the community can support a 40-room property. Pulaski County Economic Development Director Nathan P. Origer has scheduled an informational meeting Wednesday, Nov. 20 at noon EST at the Winamac Event Center at the corner of Logan and Adams Streets and encourages anyone whose business might be interested in investing in or financing the project to attend. Origer says his office is very serious about moving forward to see that the structure is built and encourages anyone who wants to attend the informational meeting to RSVP by Friday to (574) 946-3869 or nporiger@pulaskionline.org.

Cobblestone Development specializes in building budget friendly accommodations for business travelers and others in small communities like Winamac. Developer John F. Seibert says the accommodations would be similar to those offered by a Holiday Inn Express or Hampton Inn. He adds hotels like the one his company is proposing take about five months to build.

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.

Pulaski County Commissioners OK Hotel Feasibility Study Expenditure

Pulaski County Commissioners Larry Brady, Vice President Terry Young, and President Tracey Shorter

Pulaski County Commissioners Larry Brady, Vice President Terry Young, and President Tracey Shorter

Pulaski County Commissioners have approved the expenditure of up to $1,000 on a feasibility study for a proposed hotel in Winamac. Wisconsin-based Cobblestone Development has approached the Winamac Town Council about building a hotel there geared to business travelers. The first step is a feasibility study, of which the company will pay half. Pulaski County Economic Development Director Nathan P. Origer says officials with the town of Winamac have asked local shareholders to help offset the $3,500 cost. Commissioner Larry Brady says there’s definitely a need for affordable overnight accommodations.

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Hotel Chain Eyes Pulaski County

  A Wisconsin-based hotel chain is considering an expansion into Pulaski County. John F. Seibert with Cobblestone Development says the first step is a feasibility study, which will take a couple of months.

He says there are a number of fairly large businesses within the community that would utilize a hotel if they had one. Currently, Seibert says companies like Plymouth Tube, Braun Corporation, Galfab and Wastequip are sending folks elsewhere in order to accommodate their lodging needs. Seibert anticipates constructing a 36 to 44 room facility, perhaps with a swimming pool and other amenities.

Seibert has expressed his interest in making a formal presentation to the Winamac Town Council during their March 11 meeting. Cobblestone’s first upper mid-scale hotel opened five years ago. To date the company has 21 hotels open, eight under construction and 35 under development in seven states.

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