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Yet to be named hotel to start construction in Vidalia

Published 12:02am Wednesday, December 14, 2011

VIDALIA — Vidalians can expect to see construction crews on the Vidalia Riverfront in the new year, after the board of aldermen approved a 99-year lease for a new hotel Tuesday night.

The resolution to approve the lease was voted on unanimously by the board Tuesday. Mayor Hyram Copeland was not present due to illness.

City Attorney Jack McLemore said the brand and name of the new hotel will be announced by Concordia Group LLC, who will build and operate the hotel. McLemore said he expects an announcement by next week, since the builders are anxious to begin work.

McLemore said construction is slated to begin after Jan. 1. The hotel will be located on the south side of Promise Hospital on a three-acre plot.

The construction of a Marriott Town Place Suite was scheduled to begin in spring, but work never began.

In other news from the meeting:

-Two business sign applications were approved, and an occupational and sign license was approved for Southern Flair Candles LLC on Carter Street.

-Liquor and beer license renewals were granted to individual businesses that serve alcohol in Vidalia.

-Staff and children of the Head Start Resource Center in Vidalia were recognized.

-Aldermen wished Vidalia residents a merry Christmas.

 

  • http://twitter.com/suzee671 Suzie D

    Okay, happy for new business coming, but another hotel, and on the Riverfront too? Yet another building to protect when the river rises again.

  • Anonymous

    Vidalia: The best way to visit Natchez!

  • Anonymous

    Maybe built on stilts with first floor parking garage?

  • Anonymous

    Excellent idea!

  • http://www.natchezdemocrat.com khakirat

    Don’t make fun Natchez for Vidalia is on the move as I predicted years ago that they are like my Mother that took a gamble to get ahead while Natchez is drying on the vine!! I truly hate to say that but it is the truth being I’m a Natchez native! Untill people change their way of thinking and live for the present it will never change which is sad for our young people!!

  • Anonymous

    This is actually a great move for Vidalia. The State of Louisiana has wanted to utilize the Vidalia convention center for several events. Vidalia lacked the hotel capacity to host the events and Louisiana was not going to spend Louisiana dollars in Mississippi for state conventions. This new business will open the convention center to many future opportunities that have not previously been available due to the limited capacity.

  • http://twitter.com/suzee671 Suzie D

    I don’t live in Natchez.

  • http://www.natchezdemocrat.com khakirat

    Your consonance must be talking to you??!!

    In a message dated 12/14/2011 9:16:41 P.M. Central Standard Time, writes:

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    Suzie D wrote, in response to khakirat:
    I don’t live in Natchez.

    _Link to comment_ (http://disq.us/4kxovn)

  • Anonymous

    I would hope they take some lessons from the casinos on the gulf coast after Katrina’s destruction, they rebuilt in this fashion in some cases.

  • Anonymous

    Khaki, are you trying to say conscience?  I request that you try to reduce our clutter on this forum by discontinuing the cut and paste of the article you are referring to in your comments.  This is done by simply checking the “reply” button on the comment which you plan to reply to and then entering ONLY your new comment.  Result is much easier on your carpal tunnel, and much easier on our reading.  I have seen you resist this suggestion in the past, but I appeal to your conscience.

    Thanks in advance.

  • http://www.natchezdemocrat.com khakirat

    Just skip it if you don’t care to read it for I wasn’t replying to you!!

    In a message dated 12/15/2011 12:22:53 P.M. Central Standard Time, writes:

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    oldsouthgent wrote, in response to khakirat:
    Khaki, are you trying to say conscience? I request that you try to reduce our clutter on this forum by discontinuing the cut and paste of the article you are referring to in your comments. This is done by simply checking the “reply” button on the comment which you plan to reply to and then entering ONLY your new comment. Result is much easier on your carpal tunnel, and much easier on our reading. I have seen you resist this suggestion in the past, but I appeal to your conscience.

    Thanks in advance.

    _Link to comment_ (http://disq.us/4l6zll)

  • Anonymous

    Must be a democrat thing, you and Dave seem like brothers.

  • http://www.natchezdemocrat.com khakirat

    Where do you get that from !!?? I know what your trying to input but heed to what I wrote!!

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    oldsouthgent wrote, in response to khakirat:
    Must be a democrat thing, you and Dave seem like brothers.

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  • http://twitter.com/suzee671 Suzie D

    Consonances  never talk to me..do they talk to you?

    I have lived in this area for many years and am very impressed with the growth of Vidalia. However, why put another building on the riverfront?