Bid accepted on Guest House
By Michael Butler
The City of Tallassee will be selling the Guest House. The highest bid of $229,000 was awarded to Corrie Sid, a Tallassee native.
The city has recently sold some of its other properties and renovations on those are underway. Noah and Pam Griggs have purchased Seven Gables on Gilmer Avenue. Dylan and Haley Daniel bought the Patterson Building on Ann Avenue.
The city approved the most recent acquisition at the Nov. 13 council meeting.
"We've got to go through the closing process," mayor Johnny Hammock stated. "It'll probably be finalized in December."
Sid's intention is to turn the home on Knox Street into an inn and continue utilizing it as an event venue.
"My experience as being a hotel owner, having seven strangers under the same roof takes a lot more effort," she said. "There are seven bedrooms. I want to remodel and make it very technically savy with flat screen TVs. I want to take the land and expand it with a pole barn on it where we could have 300 or so as a wedding venue. I would like to build cottages for additional places for people to stay."
Hammock said the building and property appraisal value was $340,000.
"This is a project that will take quite a long time to get to its full potential," Sid continued, "but right away I feel like we can start the work. I have the means to do that and really bring the place up to something I think all of Tallassee can be proud of."