Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Kevin McCallum

Santa Rosa’s Courthouse Square hotel project adds space, new partners

The effort to transform Santa Rosa’s historic Empire Building into a boutique hotel has picked up some additional real estate and financial backing.

Developer Hugh Futrell, who purchased the clock tower-topped downtown landmark for $2.2 million in July, on Tuesday announced two new partners in the project.

Zack Berkowitz, the owner of the neighboring commercial building 19 Old Courthouse Square, has agreed to allow the second floor of his building to serve as an annex for the hotel.

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