July 19, 2019 08:56 PM
NAPLES, N.Y. (WHEC) -- News10NBC got a tip that the Naples Hotel on Main Street in the Village of Naples suddenly closed. We wanted to fact check that so, we called and reached the owner of the hotel.
In a phone conversation with News10NBC Chief Investigative Reporter Berkeley Brean, hotel and restaurant owner Heidi Goodman said "due to moving out of the area and unforeseen circumstances, I had to make the hard decision to close."
The building is for sale. We found the listing on Hunt Real Estate and the asking price is $485,000.
"As an investor, my focus is on the sale of the business and building," Goodman said. "My hope is that it goes to a good fit for the community that helps it flourish the way it should."
A post, dated July 14, on the Naples Hotel Facebook page, reads, "Sadly, as you all may be aware, The Naples Hotel and Tipping Glass are temporally closed for business. Apologies for any inconvenience."
News10NBC contacted Naples Mayor Brian Schenk. He said half a dozen families have come into his office in the last two days saying they had reservations at the hotel.
"Unfortunately, that's a little bit of black eye on the Village of Naples," Mayor Schenk said. "I have no comment on fact that any business would close or do what they need to do. However, when people are asking how can we contact the owners or where can we go to find accommodations and come to my office, that's a little bit of a problem for me."
Mayor Schenk calls the hotel a cornerstone and icon in the center of the village.
"It's pretty important to our community," he said.
The Naples Hotel was built 124 years ago and until its closing, it was the oldest hotel in Ontario County.
Updated: July 19, 2019 08:56 PM
Created: July 19, 2019 07:04 PM
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