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Newell: Uptowner renovations still moving forward

Work may start at end of the summer

July 25, 2013

PARKERSBURG — Mayor Bob Newell says he believes plans to renovate and reopen the Uptowner Inn as long-term rental housing are still on track, and construction should begin at the end of this summer....

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gunsrock

Jul-26-13 11:19 AM

Not arguing one way or the other. But if they actually do finish the building and start doing business, it has got to be a better investment than leaving a vacant building for any more years. Good luck...

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AaronL

Jul-25-13 10:24 PM

Then why are you?

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RANDOM21

Jul-25-13 12:33 PM

If

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RealityInTheMOV

Jul-25-13 8:30 AM

Shorter Bob Newell: "Just a friendly reminder of the promises I'm making. Nevermind the numerous others I've broken."

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grinandbearit

Jul-25-13 7:15 AM

So the developers get $200,000 and a free lot? Where do I sign up for this program?

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Phoenix

Jul-25-13 7:00 AM

"I think Mayor Newell should be commended..."- What did he do besides promise to give tax breaks and give away other people's money?

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pburghike

Jul-25-13 6:03 AM

Folks should believe it when they see it and take a good look at the quality of the final product ... if there ever is one. This building has stood as the trophy of our declining downtown and city. It has greeted visitors as an eyesore as they travel on one of the busiest roads in WV. As city code officials look the other way The Uptowner building has fallen into an ugly state of disrepair. Now the owner is playing a seedy game with taxation ... and guess who pays? Every hardworking citizen and business owner that keeps their house or storefront in good shape and pay their fair share! They will foot the bill as the rich and connected get richer! Look what the last great housing project turned into on Avery St. I feel sorry for Leavitts, who have tried to keep their property looking good but then have to look out the window and see what their lazy slumlord neighbor has done the past 30 years!

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denver

Jul-25-13 4:39 AM

I think Mayor Newell should be commended for his effort to reopen the Uptowner Inn. This could motivate more businesses to locate downtown.

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north26103

Jul-25-13 12:33 AM

JUST LIKE THE HOTEL ON 5TH STREET AT SALVATION ARMY

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