An Ogdensburg couple plans to open a second downtown bed and breakfast to accommodate business that the first one apparently hasnt been able to keep up with since opening four years ago.
Brian J. and Kathleen R. Wade, owners of the White Gate Inn, 503 Caroline St., were granted Tuesday approval for their new venture from the citys planning and development board.
The couples newest bed and breakfast is located at 412 Crescent St., a three-story, three-bedroom Victorian mansion that they bought in June for $129,900. It will be called the Crescent Inn.
Open since, the four-bedroom White Gate Inn has apparently been too successful for its own good.
Were expanding, Mrs. Wade said. Were turning people away.
The Crescent Inn will open next month.
The boards approval was unanimous, 6-0.
In other business, the board also voted 6-0 in favor of amended site plan by Plattsburgh developer
Gilbert J. Jones for a 480-square-foot concession building erected on the Oswegatchie River at 119 W. River St. site where he has a working marina and is renovating the former Ramada Inn.
Earlier this month, Mr. Jones clashed with the city over his allegedly being asked to stop work on the building. The board approved the construction of a harbormaster kiosk with restrooms, but not the buildings kitchen, service window or an outside dining deck. To the city, the latter three features represented enough of a change of use from the original structure that site plan approval by the board was required.
The boards approval did little to lessen Mr. Joness anger at the city and the board.
I think you gave me a bad name, he said.
Were here to help you, said board chairman Timothy Redmond, adding that miscommunication was at the heart of the dispute.