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Board’s hotel rejection a bad move

April 15, 2011
Lake Placid News
To the editor,

As a full-time and part-time resident of Lake Placid, for the past 40 years, I read with dismay the article regarding the zoning board rejection of the proposed “Lussi hotel.” (LPN, April 1).

It seems to me that from your picture of the dormitory in the paper, anything, no matter how much of a variance it needs, would be better that the old club dormitory. A new hotel with a gabled roof would certainly spruce up the area, and might improve the look of that end of the lake.

In driving down Main Street, I noticed many empty vacant stores and buildings for sale and rent, and can’t help but wonder why anyone trying to start a new business that would employ people and bring new tourism to town be rejected.

I know and respect  the people on the board, I also know the Lussi family, and if history is any indication, whatever they seem to build has always been tastefully done and with the best interests of the community.

Thank you.


Andrew G. Orringer

Lake Placid


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