• 73°

Dunleith on verge of being better than ever

Like with virtually everything else, COVID-19 has thrown a kink in the plans to reopen Dunleith Historic Inn, one of Natchez’s most famous historic houses.

The group of investors who purchased Dunleith last November had originally hoped to have it open by last Christmas.

Once restoration work began, however, one thing led to another and then COVID-19 hit and further delayed plans, according to Mike Blattner, one of the principal owners of Dunleith, who updated Natchez Rotary Club members last week.

Blattner said owners are now hoping to have Dunleith open by the end of the year but would not commit to a specific date, saying the owners want to get it right before they open.

That is commendable and Blattner along with the other principal owners, Randy Waesche and Joe Jaeger, all have records of excellence.

Jaeger is the principal owner of the J Collection, one the largest owners of downtown hotels in New Orleans, and Dunleith is sure to be another jewel in the crown of his business.

In addition, the owners are planning to purchase the Margaret Martin building which is located next to Dunleith and restore that building with a spa, an auditorium, educational facilities open to the community and possibly some extra guest rooms.

We cannot think of a better owner for the Margaret Martin building and hope the sale goes through.

Meanwhile, we anxiously await completion of work to Dunleith and its eventual reopening and rehiring of some 50 former employees.

We are sure the results will be worth the wait.

News

Katie’s Ladies model celebrates 102nd birthday

News

Dart: Natchez is second home to radio show producer, DJ

News

Trial delayed for Adams County murder suspect

News

One dead, 2 injured in two vehicle wreck in Vidalia

News

CPSB selects two finalists for next superintendent

Business

Atmos Energy replacing gas pipes for some Natchez residents

News

Schools to get $31 million for COVID-19

News

Man sentenced to 40 years Wednesday for killing step-daughter, injuring 3 other relatives

News

Officials working to bring commercial flights to Natchez-Adams Airport

News

Five candidates remaining for next CPSB Superintendent

Business

Furdge appointed to Natchez Convention Promotion Commission

COVID-19

Photo gallery: Clinic gives COVID-19 vaccines to inmates with mobile unit

News

Kiwanis Club giving new life to forgotten bike trail

Business

Grant money available to restaurants, bars from American Rescue Plan Act

BREAKING NEWS

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Adams County, school dismissal delayed

News

NOAA weather station off air amid onset of thunderstorms in Adams County

News

Natchez should brace for more storms Tuesday

COVID-19

Supervisors vote again not to extend Adams County mask ordinance

News

Natchez, Adams County spared storms Sunday

Business

Monday is 65 years for popular barbershop

News

Waitress says customers are like family

Business

Four Cathedral graduates make the 2021 Mississippi Business Journal’s Top 50 Under 40 list

COVID-19

COVID-19 outbreak at prison leads to uptick in Adams County cases

News

Clothing bank for veterans reopens at VFW