A few weeks back I posted a rumor about the new ‘Jackson’ Hotel (405 E. Broadway, Long Beach, NY) providing space for convention use [see -New Jackson Hotel Rumor (…..a Convention Center? WHAAAT?)].
By conventions, I wasn’t talking about ComicCon. There are smaller events which facilitate smaller space. Think of the Flintstones when Fred and Barney had out-of-town Water Buffalo meetings, or in the Honeymooners when Ralph and Norton went out of state for a Raccoons meeting. How about Happy Days when Mr. Cunningham went to a Leopard Lodge seminar away from Milwaukee. Yeah, that sort of thing.
In today’s AOL-Owned LB Patch, a little bit of new info was revealed, which points to this convention rumor:
Kadosh [one of the owners] said the project should be completed within the next couple of months. He noted that the hotel will hold seminars, which “will bring good crowds to the city such as doctors and educators. This will also bring jobs to the people in Long Beach. “This will be a positive thing for people who use the hotel,” he added. [Read - Hotel Slapped with Stop-Work Order]
Seminars, conventions… same thing. I took some photos of the inside of the former Jackson Hotel last summer [see -Inside the Jackson Hotel: A Photographic Journey]. The photos below show the possible space which could be used for such events.