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New ‘Jackson’ Hotel Convention Rumor Confirmed?

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:

[quote]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]

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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.

New Jackson Hotel Rumor (…..a Convention Center? WHAAAT?)

A few days ago I wrote about the Jackson (405 E. Broadway, Long Beach, NY) being renovated into another hotel:

See the article @ Sea by The City – July 16th: The Jackson To Remain a Hotel?

Yesterday, the AOL-Owned LB Patch got into the act with similar, plus additional info: It will be called The Long Beach Hotel with “122 rooms with nightly rates between $169 to $189.”

See the article @AOL-Owned LB Patch – July 17th: New Hotel to Replace The Jackson

Today (July 18th) I have a new “rumor” that is waaay out there, but I’m gonna post it anyway. This rumor comes from the same person who first emailed me about the Jackson all the way back in June:

See the article @ Sea By The City – June 7th: Jackson Hotel Sold? Being Renovated? [RUMOR ALERT!])

The new rumor is the following:

..A dentist is turning it into a convention center of some kind with a hotel so people attending conventions can stay over.  Who knows how true this is but we’ll see. 

So a convention center, eh?  This new Long Beach Hotel obviously wouldn’t be the next Jacob Javits Center, but smaller convention rooms have many uses; including trade shows, toys and comics conventions, etc. Surf wear expo anyone? So take this one with a grain of salt.. it’s still a rumor.

What about parking? The Jackson currently has none with no room to spare. Things in the East End off of Lincoln Blvd are about to get interesting…..

Here are some renovation photos. Mattress anyone?