Former Longaberger basket building to be converted into luxury hotel

NEWARK, OH (WEWS) -- The iconic Ohio basket, that was once home to the Longaberger Basket Company, is going to be converted into a luxury hotel, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

The plans to turn the basket into a luxury hotel will take place sometime in 2020, according to state Senator Jay Hottinger, R-Newark, who was on-hand during the announcement on Monday.

The co-owner of the building, Canton-based developer Steve Coon of Coon Restoration & Sealants bought the building in December 2017 for $1.2 million, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

“It’s an iconic building. To be put back into use would put a tremendous asset back into the community,” Hottinger told the Dispatch.

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