What's moving into the La Quinta Inn & Suites in Verona, New York?

The hotel near Turning Stone Resort & Casino closed its doors this week. But the closure is only temporary. Another one is taking its place.

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Benchmark Development has taken over the property and plans to open a Comfort Inn & Suites. "We feel the Comfort brand is perfect for the area and Turning Stone guests," Principal of Benchmark Development Brian Cohan said.

Credit - Choice Hotels
Credit - Choice Hotels

Refresh & Renew

Out with the old. In with the new. Plans are to refresh and renew the property with a new look, new color scheme, and new options for guests. "That property is 12 years old and hasn't been renovated since it opened."

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The new Comfort Inn & Suites will feature 97 rooms that will include 9 suites transformed into extended stays with full apartment-style amenities, including a kitchen.

Credit - Comfort Inn & Suites
Credit - Comfort Inn & Suites

Summer Grand Re-Opening

Renovations are expected to begin on Friday, March 29. Cohan says the newly transformed Comfort Inn & Suites should be open for guests to begin making reservations sometime in mid to late summer.

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The former employees at La Quinta were encouraged to apply for several open positions at the Hampton Inn just down the road.

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Upstate Legends! A Look Back at Freihofer's Baking Company

This is part of a series of galleries in which we will take a photographic journey through the back story of some great Upstate New York legends. This post concerns Freihofer's Baking Company, which had a huge footprint in the Capital District of New York.

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio

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