Motel sale cause for sadness
As a resident of Louisbourg and neighbour of the Fortress Inn, I feel compelled to comment on an article in the Cape Breton Post (‘Sale of Fortress Inn becoming complicated for lone-time owner,’ May 18.
For years we have watched as this motel from the 1970s has had no renovations, no advertising and nothing going on to promote the business or encourage guests to stay.
Add to that the minimal services available and we wondered why anyone would chose to stay there other than having nowhere else to go. (There are several great inns in town, but the motel has the most rooms.)
Last year, Ali Khan arrived and with his lovely wife Pauline began a great campaign of upgrades and extension of services. New signs, new furnishings for the rooms, entertainment and a vision of what the business could be.
It is beyond our understanding why Senator Michael MacDonald, the owner of the inn, would stop the progress.
Mr. Khan has shown great interest and vision for the business and the community and it is very sad to think that the owner’s only interest is the bottom line. People such as the Khans should be welcomed and encouraged.
Judy & Lester Swain Louisbourg