FREDONIA, NY (WNY News Now) – Funding to further re-development of a historic northern Chautauqua County inn is coming together.
The Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation has approved a Community Development Block Grant agreement with the new owner of The White Inn.
Last year, local businessman Steve St. George and restaurant partner Devin Jones announced they plan to purchase the White Inn and restore the iconic structure as a hotel, restaurant, bar, and events space.
The new owner of this historic Village of Fredonia icon hopes to secure the $180,000 grant to assist in purchasing start-up equipment and other related costs for the project. State funding is also expected.
In total, the project will cost around $4 million dollars of private and public funding.
As a result of renovation and subsequent operation, the White Inn is expected to hire around a dozen full time employees.