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Another Hotel Planned for Erie Bayfront

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While planning continues for major hotels on the Erie bayfront, construction is now set to begin later this year on a smaller hotel along the Bayfront Parkway.

 Erie developer Tom Kennedy today said his company plans to build the 3-story, 54 room Cobblestone brand hotel on vacant land he owns near Liberty Park. He thinks the site is perfect for the project.

 And he does not think it will compete with larger hotels planned by Scott Enterprises and the Erie County Convention Center Authority, or the existing Bayfront Sheraton Hotel.

 Kennedy said, "We have owned the property for the past 10 years, looked at a variety of different uses for it. And we just think the time is right for what we are doing. It is a mid-price hotel, below $100 per night, high quality. Just a good alternative for people visiting and doing business in the city."

 Just last week, Kennedy broke ground for another, smaller Cobblestone brand hotel in Corry.

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