A few weeks back I was told that the Jackson Hotel (405 E. Broadway, Long Beach, NY) was sold for 10 million. Last week I had that info confirmed by a higher authority, adding the possibility that it will most likely remain a hotel. Now, the most recent info comes from a Concerned local resident, who lives in its vicinity:
This weekend workers have been stripping out all the TVs and a variety of other stuff (sheet rock, cabinets, broken glass, garbage, etc) and tossing it into the alley behind the building. Early this AM a couple guys in a van came by and removed a couple loads of stuff (mostly the antique TVs). The workers are telling folks that the new owner is going to renovate and that it will be a sort of hotel. Rumors are rampant in the neighborhood as to the sort of hotel and the owner; oddly there are no dumpsters and no work permits posted in any of the windows. Interesting times…
They later added:
[we were] able to briefly speak to a well-dressed couple who arrived at the building yesterday about 5pm and identified themselves as in-laws of the new owner; a gentleman we had observed arrive earlier in very casual attire, but were not able to engage. They indicated that the building is going to become a “classy” hotel with a restaurant and bar. Sometime yesterday evening the van returned and cleaned out the rest of the TVs from the alley.
I passed the Jackson and noticed myself that things appeared to be different: The place looks empty – no dusty books in the windows, drapes are gone, etc. So what do you think? Can Long Beach use another “classy” hotel? Can the Jackson be resurrected into something wonderful? This place needs to be completely gutted, or it’s not going to work.
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