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Downtown Hotel to be Restored?
« on: July 02, 2009, 05:01:32 AM »
Downtown Hotel to be Restored?



With the courthouse finally underway, the return of life to the vacant Ambassador Hotel may be on the horizon.

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Re: Downtown Hotel to be Restored?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2009, 05:03:45 AM »
Wow! hope this works out, last time I was in there was back in 95 and it was in serious disrepair at that time.  Can't imagine the work required to get it up to spec now. 

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Re: Downtown Hotel to be Restored?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2009, 07:54:39 AM »
Please please please make this happen!

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Re: Downtown Hotel to be Restored?
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2009, 07:56:58 AM »
Great news!  I wouldn't want to be the contractor dealing with new code issues, but I sure hope that it actually happens!

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Re: Downtown Hotel to be Restored?
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2009, 08:16:07 AM »
they protect "river views" for buildings this far off the river?

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Re: Downtown Hotel to be Restored?
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2009, 08:32:49 AM »
FINALLY!  I worked on a proposal for a developer back in 2004 for the same piece of land.  I'm glad someone is finally going to do something with this building.  It's a beautiful structure.

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Re: Downtown Hotel to be Restored?
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2009, 08:40:36 AM »
Looks good.

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Re: Downtown Hotel to be Restored?
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2009, 08:50:24 AM »
This is great. A real silver lining on what I consider a bad courthouse design.
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Re: Downtown Hotel to be Restored?
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2009, 08:54:36 AM »
I am keeping my fingers crossed.  If this project moves forward it may provide incentive for someone to rehab some other buildings in that area... :)
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Re: Downtown Hotel to be Restored?
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2009, 09:21:44 AM »
Best news in some time.  I hope this one makes it to fruition.
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Re: Downtown Hotel to be Restored?
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2009, 09:33:58 AM »
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Re: Downtown Hotel to be Restored?
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2009, 09:48:06 AM »
Hell, I'll be in the first group lining up to try and get a room...
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Re: Downtown Hotel to be Restored?
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2009, 10:01:53 AM »
Ok, now someone pleae do something with the old JEA building and then that little stretch may have some life . Open up a  ground floor restaurant and you are in business.

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Re: Downtown Hotel to be Restored?
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2009, 10:04:13 AM »
Any chance they'll let a restaurant/bar back into the old lounge space?

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Re: Downtown Hotel to be Restored?
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2009, 10:09:01 AM »
Its possible, but would you want to live above a bar?