OWEGO (WBNG) — A well-known establishment in Tioga County is getting a major face lift.
“Owego is just a nice little quaint town and it’s nice to have something exciting happen for Owego,” said Joan Kellogg of Owego.
Owego’s Parkview Historic Inn isn’t just a restaurant or a bar, it’s being upgraded into a hotel.
“It started off with a dream and a business plan,” said owner Beth Johnson.
Johnson bought the property in 2011 and ever since made it her mission to spruce up the place.
“I could see it all on my visions, but to see it actually come to life, is, I am just taken back by it all,” explained Johnson.
She got a boost to speed up construction thanks to a New York State downtown historic anchor grant.
The Parkview will feature five studio-style suites and nine hotel rooms with a bathroom in each.
“I’m sure we’re at about a million dollars by the time we finish with all the furnishings and all the restoration of the downstairs and upstairs,” said Johnson.
Johnson says though everything is new on the second and third floors, you’ll still find a little piece history.
“When you come to stay with us, you’ll find that the character of the building is in tact,” added Johnson. “It’s a very, walk back in time feel. But we have all the modern amenities.”
It’s a place many people in the Tioga County community appreciate.
“I think it’s awesome,” said Kellogg. “I love taking old stuff and making it new again and this is just exciting and I like to see Owego come to life again.”
By next weekend the business will be called Owego’s Parkview Inn and Dugan House Restaurant and Pub.
There will be an open house starting at 2 p.m. next Friday.
The community is welcome to take a look at the building all throughout next weekend.