Owner of de­funct ‘Dirty Danc­ing’ re­sort seeks cleanup help

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

LIB­ERTY, N.Y. — The owner of the now-de­funct Catskills re­sort that in­spired the film “Dirty Danc­ing’’ is seek­ing gov­ern­ment help in clean­ing up con­tam­i­na­tion left be­hind dur­ing the prop­erty’s glory days. The Times Her­ald-Record of Mid­dle­town re­ports a sub­sidiary of Westch­ester-based Cap­pelli En­ter­prises has asked the New York Depart­ment of En­vi­ron­men­tal Con­ser­va­tion to des­ig­nate the for­mer Grossinger’s re­sort site a brown­field. Such a des­ig­na­tion would make the di­lap­i­dated prop­erty el­i­gi­ble for state aid in re­mov­ing con­tam­i­na­tion from un­der­ground fuel tanks, dry-clean­ing chem­i­cals and other re­sortre­lated op­er­a­tions.

The owner wants to de­mol­ish the last re­main­ing build­ings and con­struct a 300-room ho­tel and hous­ing com­plex.

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