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"Boutique-Style" Hotel Coming To Erie's Bayfront

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Another hotel is coming to Erie's bayfront. 

During a meeting Wednesday afternoon, the city of Erie's Design Review Committee voted 4-1 to approve the development of the hotel. The new Cobblestone Inn will be a smaller, "boutique-style" hotel that will be built on the south side of the bayfront.  

The Cobblestone Inn will be a three-story hotel with 56 rooms, and rates starting at under $100. Developer Tom Kennedy says the Cobblestone Inn won't affect development of other hotels along the Bayfront, because it will serve a different "niche market."

"A family might be considering Gannon for their student and they're up visiting from Pittsburgh, it would the ideal place for them to stay at a reasonable rate in a high-quality room," said Kennedy, the President of Professional Development Associates. "Someone might have a loved one at UPMC Hamot and might need to stay for a week, and need it to be a reasonable place."

The hotel is expected to be completed by Memorial Day 2015 

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