Thank you also to Cono Caranna
and his group, who restored the building.
Spokesman Cono Caranna of the Barrington Group said Thursday that the owner agreed to lease land from the state, paying more than $650,000 a year.
Caranna said expansion will include a second 300room hotel tower and an elevated amusement park to go with the current extensive arcade, pool and indoor playground.
In contrast to Crinkley, the plaintiff was denied an apparent agency recovery in Caranna
"We have already done all the electrical and plumbing and just passed inspection," said Cono Caranna, general manager and co-owner of the hotel's restaurant.
Caranna said after the hotel made the city's top 10 endangered building list, it got historic landmark status and became eligible for tax credits.
Caranna, who has a casino and hotel background, said the swimming pool, covered up after Hurricane Katrina, will also be added to the hotel's amenities list, including approximately 1,600-square-feet of meeting and event space.
Caranna and Yockey believe the hotel's history, beachfront location, local connections and amenities will set it apart from other properties.
"We can accommodate wedding from rehearsal dinners to overnight stays to the wedding itself with our own catering," Caranna said.
Bridesmaids were Melissa Carol Beckham, Ashley Jane Brumfield, Sarah Collin Caranna
, Caroline Webb Castello, Ashley Elizabeth Flynt, Katie Callahan Sanders, Olivia Kaigler Smitherman, Paige Speede Steinweinder, Ann Elizabeth Waller, and Katherine Brent Wessler.
Bridesmaids were Sarah Collin Caranna
, Amanda Kathleen Callahan Sanders, Julie Steinwinder Rossi, sister of the groom; and Anna Hailey Ward.