What’s becoming a long-running saga at the Hotel Louisville took another plot twist Friday — and brings up the possibility that the structure could ultimately be turned into…a hotel.
WHAS-TV covered a commissioner’s hearing Friday in which the alternate bidder on the property (the one smart enough not to bid anywhere near the $10 million Wayside put up) claimed a second sale should be ordered because Wayside missed a deadline for putting up a bond.
If investor Phil Mason gets his way, the Circuit Court Commissioner will order another sale, and he would have another opportunity to bid on the property. Mason told WHAS’s Joe Arnold that he thinks the best use of the property is as a hotel. He wants to make it a Holiday Inn.
If there’s another sale, it might include bids from Wayside and Jefferson Community and Technical College.
As of Friday, Wayside’s Nina Moseley was still hoping to move into the property and operate a homeless shelter. And JCTC was still hoping to acquire the property to raze the building and put up a parking lot. And now it could end up back as a hotel again.
It’s all speculation until the commissioners makes a decision. Here’s what Moseley said about the possibility of another auction:
“That would be a question for our board to answer. It really would. We’re hoping the commissioner looks at the performance that we did do, and we have fully performed as of now, and we’re just hoping and trusting God that we’re going to get this building for our women and families.”