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Work Begins on McMenamins’ Tacoma Elks Lodge
The day that some in Tacoma thought would never come has actually come: McMenamins chose this wet and blustery week to begin work on its long-anticipated renovation of Tacoma's historic Elks Lodge.
It's just small stuff for now, but The News Tribune reports that we can expect to see the Portland-based company get into the project in earnest next spring.
In a video posted on YouTube, the McMenamin brothers and others talk about the direction McMenamins is taking as a whole, and the potential they see in the Elks Lodge - and in Tacoma.
We've heard a bit about the plans in the past, but new details are always fun.
- 46 hotel rooms
- 3 restaurants
- Small bars and on-site brewery
- Live music
- Rooftop garden
- Meeting and event space
The plan is to have the Elks building open and serving by summer 2017. We'll be waiting. Eagerly...
P.S. If you've got at least $150,000 lying around that you've been wondering what to do with, you can be an investor in the Elks project. Learn more at elkstempleproperties.com.
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