Mayor 90% Certain the Roosevelt Will Stand

As city council meeting kicked off, Mayor Hammond shared news that he is “[ninety percent certain the Roosevelt isn’t going anywhere].” The community room, packed with citizens, erupted in applause. Mr. Hammond as apparently found another buyer for the property, a 1905 structure called The Roosevelt Inn, formerly the Roosevelt School, which was under contract and slated for demolition. Hammond stated the buyer has the funds and will [create a deed restriction] to protect the building in the long term. He did not divulge the name.