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CLYDE RIVER HOTEL SELLS

October 8, 2012

Sharon and Guy Daniels are congratulated by auctioneer Thomas Hirchak after purchasing the Clyde River Hotel in Brighton at auction last Friday. Photo by Jenn Hanlon

BRIGHTON - The Clyde River Hotel, built in 1866, was sold on Friday at a foreclosure auction to Guy and Sharon Daniels of Island Pond. The Daniels' already own the Avalon Inn and Hobo's Restaurant.
Guy Daniels said he plans on closing Hobo's permanently and moving the kitchen equipment and focusing their efforts on the hotel. He also said they received an offer on the Avalon Inn within minutes of purchasing the Clyde and will sell it.
"It is bitter sweet as we love the Avalon but feel it is time for us to work on a new project. We will have a breakfast buffet on the weekends and a limited menu similar to the one at Hobo's. We are looking forward to the challenge," said Guy on Friday.
The Clyde River Hotel has 28 rooms, 24 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and a 44 seat restaurant and bar. Daniels said he plans renovations on the hotel restaurant and entry, working on the landscaping, and plans to re-open the establishment within 30 days.
"We care very much about the community," Daniels added.
The purchase price for the hotel was $133,000 and it was listed by the town as being assessed at $317,400 according to a sales brochure provided by Thomas Hirchak Company. The flyer also mentions past due taxes of $9,053 and past due water and sewer amounts of $3,580 as of Sept. 19. The hotel was also sold at a tax sale in October of 2011, however it has remained open until last month.

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