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Ramada Jamestown To Be Sold To Highest Bidder

October 18, 2013

Starting at noon on Monday, a two-day auction for the Ramada Jamestown will start. According to, the hotel located at 150 W. Fourth St....

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Oct-21-13 7:04 AM

taxedenough, you are typical of what is wrong in this city. Yes there are problems, but why is it that whenever someone trys to bring business in, or trys to do something to better the town, people like you reject it. If you check around, the occupancy rates at most of the hotels in the area are very high year round except for this hotel. Why, because th owners never put any money into updating or refurbishing. A new owner with ideas and the willingness to spend some money is exactly wat is needed. My worry is that a new owner will find it difficult to find quality employees to work.

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Oct-20-13 8:45 AM

"We've put together a marketing piece to explain the city and what makes it a vibrant, quality place to invest in." And in other Jamestown news...3 Jamestown residents have been arrested for running a meth lab on Spruce street, taxes are among the highest in the nation, welfare roles are at an all time high, Industry continues to leave the area and the only major development in years is low income/welfare housing projects. Take off the rose colored glasses Dejoy, the "leaders" of this once great city and state have destroyed this area through their policies, agenda and greed.

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Oct-19-13 7:02 AM

Potential developers should consider converting a couple of the upper floors into market-rate apartments. Multiple use is a key to making large buildings financially viable.

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Oct-18-13 6:39 PM

It has to stop.

Every non-profit gets a greenlight to complete a $10 million expansion or take over single-owner homes.

We have an ice arena that is owned by a 501c3. Derp.

Nothing is taxable downtown... nothing exists to support an 80-room hotel. Drive by the hotel in the evening -- there are never any rooms illuminated and no curtains are drawn. It goes up for sale every couple of years because the downtown can't support multiple hotels.

Hotel Jamestown and the Furniture Expo building should be hubs for trade shows that bring people into the city, not merely smoke-stained brick walls that the public-assisted can lean up against all hours of the day.

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Oct-18-13 10:42 AM

Calling unspecified people idiots does nothing but expose your own negative attitude.

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Oct-18-13 8:57 AM

Tear the whole thing down, and re develop it.

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Oct-18-13 7:52 AM

Turn it into section 8 housing, SRO, Apple Yard 3. After all... welfare benefits are Jamestown's number one attraction now....oh and with Obamacare now in effect maybe WCA can avoid going bankrupt getting a whole bunch of patients on the dole who have tax payers to pick up their bills. Welfare Tourism..NYS next boom industry.

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Oct-18-13 7:18 AM

Recently, my job has take me around NYS and cities of similar size. Hotels are being built and others remodeled and expanded. Jamestown does have a potential to support that industry with the attractions we offer here for all seasons. They stimulate employment and other spin offs including sales and occupancy tax. I would like to see the new developer do some exciting changes and expand that downtown hotels services with an innovative attraction. It will be good for entire region.

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Oct-18-13 6:57 AM

You idiots keep approving more hotels in the Jamestown vicinity after spending 20 minutes in front of some market-based study that purports the next big franchise will attain 98 percent occupancy all the time. It's a hustle and you're being had.

This downtown gem goes up for sale every two years.

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