UPDATED — A new hotel may be coming to Augusta.
Wisconsin-based Cobblestone Inn & Suites, which recently opened a new hotel in Anthony and also has one in Harper, is considering a 50-room hotel.
“They have been looking at our community,” says Mayor Kristey Williams. “They’re growing very rapidly.”
Cobblestone is considering property on Seventh Avenue next to a car lot and just down from the new Walmart.
“It’s not finalized, but there seems to be a lot of interest,” Williams says.
Cobblestone is looking for local investors to be part of an LLC. The hotel isn’t a franchise.
“It’s of that caliber.”
She says there would be a pool and a bar.
“It has all the amenities and features that you would find at any reputable chain.”
Attracting a well-known franchise in a city of Augusta’s size is difficult, Williams says.
“As you can imagine, it’s much more expensive to bring a franchise into your community.”