Groundbreaking celebration today for new Medina hotel

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 May 2019 at 7:42 am

Courtesy of Cobblestone Suites: The proposed 58-room hotel in Medina will look similar to this Cobblestone Suites hotel in Pennsylvania.

MEDINA – Officials from Cobblestone Inn and Suites will have a ground-breaking celebration today for a new hotel in Medina, which will be the company’s first in New York.

The weeks of rain will prevent an actual groundbreaking, but the company wants to celebrate the start of the project in Medina.

The $6.75 million hotel will be located at the Medina Business Park on Maple Ridge Road, across from Genesee Community College.

The hotel will have 54 rooms and 4 extended-stay suites. The hotel owner estimated it would create 12 full-time jobs when its open with an average salary of $29,000. The project will create 275 construction jobs.

The 3-story hotel will be the first chain hotel in the county and is expected to keep more visitors in Orleans for overnight stays, boosting occupancy and sales taxes. The occupancy tax is used to promote tourism in the county.

BriMark Builders has been working on the project in Medina for a few years. It secured Planning Board approval from the Village of Medina and Orleans County in 2017. BriMark is based in Neenah, Wisc.

Cobblestone Inn and Suites has built about 80 hotels with most of them in small towns, typically working with investors in the host community. An investor from Pennsylvania is leading the effort to build the project in Medina.

The project includes 65 parking spots, an access drive, outdoor patio, sidewalks, dumpster enclosure, and an optional future gravel truck parking area.

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