Mayor: Hotel Will Trigger Economic Development

Condos, Retail Development to Break Ground This Summer

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A multi-million dollar hotel development along the Tower Harbor is on it’s way to becoming reality. 

Tower’s Mayor says the project means much more for his city than just lodging space. 

It’s been in the works for about 8 years and in just a few months, the 36 room Cobblestone Inn will officially break ground.  

Whether it be by car, boat or canoe, the $4 million hotel is expected to draw in thousands. 

“It’s almost like adding another roadway into Tower from somewhere else,” said Mayor Josh Carlson. 

Soon, the hotel on the harbor will be a recreational hub for Lake Vermilion. 

“You’re going to notice something new instead of something shut down,” said Carlson. 

After years of ups and downs, the city is expecting new condos, town homes and retail development to break ground right next to the hotel. 

“To expect things will happen quickly, it’s unrealistic,” said Carlson. 

It’s been a long time coming but city officials say the project has already come a long way and are excited to see their 20 year vision unfold. 

“All the hard work that’s gone into this so far is like building the basement.  Now, you’ll get to see everything coming up above it,” said Carlson. 

In addition, the bridge and dredge are complete.

 With a lot of activity over the 4th of July weekend, the mayor is feeling optimistic this project will be a huge success. 

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