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Holbrooke Hotel Also Now In Escrow

Another landmark 1850’s hotel in Nevada County is in escrow. Ian Garfinkel, who has been the owner for nearly 7 years, says the Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley has been sold to a company that wants to keep its name confidential for now. Garfinkel, who declined recorded comment, also would not say, at this time, if it’s the same company that recently purchased the National Hotel in Nevada City. But, like the National Hotel, he says the company is planning a major makeover. Mayor Howard Levine was once part of an ownership group for the Holbrooke for 12 years…

click to listen to Mayor Levine

Garfinkel says improvements include re-painting and re-carpeting of the rooms, while preserving the historical integrity of the Holbrooke. It was declared a State Historial Landmark in 1974. Levine says he’d also appreciate the boost in revenue from the city’s transient occupancy tax…

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But Garfinkel stresses that it’s not a done deal. He estimates the process of closing escrow will be 60 to 90 days.

1 Comment

October 19, 2018

Monica Collins

I just saw this hotel featured on Dead Files. It is haunted by a multitude of unfriendly entities, too many to remove. Ian said he'd try to keep it open, but I can understand why he'd want to sell.

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