Green Park Inn closed indefinitely
By Jeff Eason
The hand-printed sign on the front door of the Green Park Inn tells visitors that the hotel will be closed for repairs until June 1. The truth is that the historic western North Carolina inn may be closed for a lot longer.
Green Park Inn owner Ronnie Wrenn stated this week that the hotel is currently for sale and that he has no plans to re-open it. That, according to Wrenn, would be the job of the new owner.
As far as repairs go, Wrenn and some assistants were working this week to repaint some areas of the hotel.
But because electricity to the building has been shut off, work crews with power tools would have to bring in their own generators.
Wrenn stated that he had spoken with real estate managers this week about his prospects for selling the hotel. He believes that the hotel could re-open by July if it is sold soon.
The Green Park Inn, in Blowing Rock on the border of Watauga and Caldwell counties, was first opened in 1891 and is one of the oldest resort inns in western North Carolina. Over the years it has opened its doors to guests such as Calvin Coolidge, Franklin D. Roosevelt and John D. Rockefeller.
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