Former Seaway Hotel Gets Major Clean-up

Residents Feel Safe After Building Gets Renovations

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The Esmond Building, formerly known as the Seaway Hotel, has significantly cleaned up.

Since Center City Housing and the Duluth Housing and Redevelopment Authority took over a few months ago they’ve redone a handful or rooms including bathrooms and added a community kitchen.

Building officials say it’s amazing what new carpet, a fresh coat of paint, and locks on doors can do for a building.

“Police report wise its down almost 75 percent,” said site manager of the Esmond Building, Karie Simpson. “So we’re really thankful for the fact that we have the security we do now.”

Thanks to the upgrades. Residents of the building say they finally feel safe in their home.

Crews hope to have the first round of renovations complete by April

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