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Proposal to demolish Green Mill, Clarion Hotel

Eau Claire (WQOW)- Green Mill Restaurant has been closed since earlier this month, and the Clarion Hotel has been housing college students for almost two years.

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Now, a developer has filed plans to demolish those buildings and add at least one, maybe even three more.

According to documents filed with the city, the former Green Mill restaurant and Clarion Hotel could soon be torn down, to make way for three new properties.

Craig Road Lodging wants to build a four-story 90-room hotel on Craig Road.

They expect it would take ten months to build, and hope to be open in spring 2020.

They want to start building this summer.

Right now, the Clarion Hotel houses UW- Eau Claire students.

University officials tell us they needed the extra rooms while Karlgaard Towers was renovated, but come August, they won’t need the space anymore.

There will also be new site style dorms for students next fall.

In the future, the owners want to build a second hotel, and a commercial building, but there are no plans or timelines for those projects yet.

The proposal is on the agenda for the May 6 plan commission meeting, and if it gets approved, it’ll head to the city council May 14th.

Shannon Satterlee

Shannon Satterlee joined News 18 in February 2018 as a Multi-Media Journalist.

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