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This basket-shaped building in Ohio is being turned into a luxury hotel

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Posted at 6:29 AM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 08:29:04-04

NEWARK, Ohio — The iconic Ohio basket building 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.

Read the full story on the Columbus Dispatch here.

This story was originally published by WEWS in Cleveland.