Partnership brings new development to downtown

Published: Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 02:56 PM.

“We are going for a higher-end finish on these,” Wich said.

Relatively new to the county, Wich is now a full-time resident and, Kennedy said, “entrepreneur” who had experience with rental properties, was community-minded and attended the same church.

He was a natural for Kennedy to take his idea to and Wich saw an opportunity, not only for the partnership but the community.

“I want to do anything to get the community back on track,” Wich said. “I think this is a great addition to the local business community. We’re going to have our people in town, bringing in new tax revenue. And as further development occurs … this is something we might look at (elsewhere).”

With Wich onboard, Kennedy spoke to Warriner about how Kennedy might market the cottages. Warriner mentioned a possible partnership with the Port Inn.

The Port Inn, Warriner noted, had inherited a similarly-sized cottage with the purchase of the Chateau Nemours last year and said that cottage “fit in seamlessly with our inventory.”

In effect, the Port Inn is the front desk, housekeeping and maintenance for the Port Cottages.

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