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Pre-demolition Sale Begins Thursday
Executive Inn One Step Closer to Demolition
by Bill Bartleman, Staff Writer, The Paducah Sun
Two sections of the hotel at 1 Executive Boulevard will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. National Content Liquidators of Springboro, Ohio, will conduct the sale.
Paducah Building Inspector Joel Scarbrough inspected Sections C and D on Monday and said he found a few safety violations that need to be corrected before he issues a temporary occupancy permit. Some emergency exit lighting needs to be repaired, he said. “I don’t anticipate any problems that will prevent them from getting the permit,” Scarbrough said.
Public access will be limited to Sections C and D. They are the sections closest to the Julian Carroll Convention Center and where the restaurant and retail shops were located. Customers will enter through the stairwell in the parking garage behind the Silver Saddle Saloon. Fifty people will be admitted at a time, with no more than 400 allowed in the building at a time, Scarbrough said. Customers will leave through the exit next to the saloon.
Section A, near the pool, and Section B, where the lobby is located, will not be open to the public, Scarbrough said.
Don Hayes, president of the firm, said in a news release that all items have been priced and are sold as is, where is. A 10 percent buyers premium will be added to the cost. Hayes did not return telephone messages seeking additional information about the sale.
Items for sale from the 434 guestrooms and suites include televisions, king and full beds, credenzas, nightstands, mirrors, lamps, dining tables, sofas, loveseats, artwork, vanity sinks, writing desks and chairs. Also for sale are bar and restaurant furnishings, kitchen equipment, stack chairs, late-model commercial laundry equipment, office furniture, streetlights and French doors.
Pictures of some of the merchandise are on NCL’s website: www.nclsales.com. Payment is by cash, Visa or MasterCard only.
Scarbrough said requirements for opening the hotel for the sale are different than requirements if it were reopening for overnight guests. The main difference is that the fire alarm system doesn’t have to work. However, the fire sprinkler system must be in working order, he said.
Demolition of the hotel is scheduled to begin October 4, 2010, and be completed in March 2011, so as not to disrupt the April 2011 quilt show. Youngblood Excavating Co. of Mayfield and Plant Recovery Co. of Pasadena, Texas, will handle the demolition.
City officials hope to attract a developer to build a new hotel next to the Julian Carroll Convention Center.
Article used with permission of Bill Bartleman, a Paducah Sun staff writer. Contact Mr. Bartleman at 270-575-8651.
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