Hygrade Inn, Restoring a Piece of Local History

by Amanda Jones
 Echo News Editor
An Open House has been planned to give community members an opportunity to see the new Hygrade Inn Bed & Breakfast prior to restoration efforts.
“We are holding an Open House because we want people to see the house before we start. Most people have never seen the inside of this home,” said owner Jim Wendel. “I would’ve never guessed a house like this was sitting in little Emporium.”
Wendel, a native of Emporium, is one of three business partners entering into this new venture. Wendel and his friends, Sharon Robinson-Taylor and David Karkoska, purchased the former Erskine home on East Fourth Street and have set about making plans for its renovation.

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