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May 30, 2015
From Granville to Glacier Ridge
Discover Ohio
Ohio is blessed with several picturesque towns settled by New Englanders and Granville fits beautifully into that category. Its Alligator Mound and Infirmary Mound give evidence that ancient peoples settled here long ago. It wasn’t until the 1800’s that the first European settlement took place beginning with the Welsh and then New Englanders...

May 25, 2015
Denison Renovates the Granville Inn
Mt. Vernon News
GRANVILLE — The results of a large investment for Denison University were celebrated in grand fashion Thursday evening. The unveiling of a multi-million dollar project was made public when Denison University introduced its newest acquisition — a completely remodeled Granville Inn. Opening Thursday’s ceremony was Melissa Hartfield, mayor...

May 13, 2015
After 9 months, Granville Inn back with new menu items
Newark Advocate
GRANVILLE – Customers have been waiting nine months to enjoy a meal at The Granville Inn. The 91-year-old inn closed in August for a $9 million renovation, including changes to its restaurant and menu. Executive chef Chad Lavely said he’s confident regular patrons and new...

May 10, 2015
Historic Ohio inn reopens after 8 months of $9M renovations
GRANVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A 91-year-old inn located just outside of Columbus has reopened after undergoing eight months of $9 million renovations. The Columbus Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1Iogb0p ) the Granville Inn has new heating and cooling systems, nine additional...

May 8, 2015
Granville Inn reopens after $9 million renovation
Columbus Dispatch
The Granville Inn reopens today after an eight-month renovation that swapped out the guts of the 91-year-old inn while renewing its vintage charm. Denison University bought the inn out of receivership in 2013 and then closed it in August...

May 7, 2015
Granville Inn’s role in downtown vitality praised
Granville Sentinel
GRANVILLE – The first Granville Historical Society program bearing the 2015 “Businesses On — and Off — Broadway” theme combined past and present. The Granville Inn, which opened in 1924, became a stalwart of the Granville business community from the start and remained...

May 6, 2015
Revamped Granville Inn opening with new shine
Newark Advocate
GRANVILLE – One step into the lobby, not much looks different — at first. There’s the original stone fireplace on the opposite wall surrounded by its familiar oak woodwork, with the greeter’s stand in its usual spot by the French doors. Two more steps, however, visitors...

May 2, 2015
A Polished Gem
Columbus Monthly
The Granville Inn was Denison University’s crown jewel when it opened in 1924, but the building had fallen into disrepair by the time the university purchased it out of receivership from Heartland Bank in 2013. The historic hotel, restaurant, tavern and events center is set to reclaim...

May 1, 2015
Granville Inn to celebrate restoration on May 21
Columbus Dispatch
The Granville Inn, emerging from a $9 million restoration effort, will reopen the hotel and restaurant for business on May 8, and it will celebrate its new life with a party on May 21. Now owned by Denison University, the more than 90-year-old inn will look much the same, but with a host of modern amenities, including a new elevator, heating...

April 29, 2015
Renovated Granville Inn to Open on May 8
The Denisonian
The Granville Inn is quietly flying under the radar as it finishes up its completion. After Denison purchased the Inn, major renovations were undertaken in order to bring the Inn back to its former glory. “The Granville Inn had to be ready for a dinner last Friday. It will not...

April 23, 2015
Venue Spotlight: Granville Inn Undergoes Renovation
With its proximity to Columbus and its idyllic college town setting, Granville is a beautiful spot for area brides to host their nuptials. The Granville Inn, with its nearly 40 guest rooms and event spaces, is a go-to for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Currently, the Granville Inn is undergoing renovations—it...

April 15, 2015
Granville Inn Set for May 8 Reopening
Newark Advocate
GRANVILLE – The Granville Inn will reopen its doors May 8 after nine months of renovation and expansion work, Denison University announced. “We are very happy to reopen the doors of the Granville Inn, which holds a special place in the lives of our community” said Seth Patton, vice...

March 12, 2015
Granville Inn: Grande Dame Gets a Spiffy New Life
GRANVILLE, Ohio — When I saw the Granville Inn earlier this month, the grounds were covered with mud and the insides sheathed in plastic tarps. But the sandstone exterior still stood as regal as a fairytale. This 1924 complex of arches and awnings will reopen to guests on May 8 after a $9 million...

March 9, 2015
Granville Inn Announces Hiring Event
Newark Advocate
NEWARK – The Granville Inn plans a hiring event noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at DoubleTree by Hilton in Newark. The Granville Inn will hire about 50 open positions for staffing at the inn. New hires will start working between April 1 and May 1, depending on the position.

February 13, 2015
Editorial: Pluses and Minuses
Newark Advocate
Plus: A beloved Newark entertainment landmark will soon enjoy a second lease on life thanks to the efforts of Brent and Agata Dewey. The couple purchased the Trout Club, 2250 Horns Hill Road, and have embarked upon more than a million dollars in renovation efforts. The 163-acre resort includes a golf course, restaurant, bar, lounge and pool.

February 7, 2015
Revamped Granville Inn Taking Shape
Newark Advocate
The wood paneling in the first-floor lobby, hallway and former dining room is still covered for protection. There are yards and yards of new drywall panels yet to be painted, and many a plywood floor awaiting carpeting or tile. A new 5- by 6-foot elevator is taking shape where part of the kitchen used to be. The Granville Inn...

December 27, 2014
Landmark Granville Inn Gains Modern Amenities but will Keep its Stately Character
Columbus Dispatch
GRANVILLE, Ohio — A Christmas gift of sorts sits on E. Broadway, wrapped in plastic and surrounded by tinsel-like wire fencing. And elves of a kind have been at work there for months, transforming a somewhat bedraggled inn into the stately hotel that it was when built it 1924. The work of these strapping carpenters, plumbers, electricians...

December 19, 2014
Denison Gets Historic Tax Credit for Inn Upgrade
Granville Sentinel
Denison University got an early Christmas present this week. The university’s improvement efforts for the Granville Inn got a boost with the approval of a $1.4 million tax credit under the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program, announced Thursday by the Ohio Development Services Agency. Denison owns the inn, which is operated...

November 7, 2014
What’s Ahead for Granville Golf Course, Historic Inn?
Business First
While news of Denison University’s purchase of the Granville Inn has had a year to circulate, the school recently received another feather for its cap in the form of the Granville Golf Course. Denison officials revealed Oct. 14 that the Donald Ross-designed course had been gifted to the school by the six shareholders of the Granville...

October 13, 2014
Granville Golf Course gifted to Denison University
Columbus Business First
Denison University has gained control of another landmark amenity in Granville. The university sent out a news release revealing that the Denison board of trustees this weekend accepted the city’s course as a gift from the six shareholders of Granville Golf Course Co. “We are very grateful for this gift and the opportunity to retain...

August 15, 2014
Historic Granville Inn to get $9 million facelift over next eight months
Business First
The historic Granville Inn will undergo $9 million in renovations and an expansion during the next seven or eight months. Denison University bought the renown restaurant and 30-room lodge for about $1.2 million last fall. It closed 12 days ago. Denison’s Seth Patton, who serves as the college’s vice president for finance and management,...

August 3, 2014
Granville Inn aspires to four-star status
Newark Advocate
GRANVILLE – When the Granville Inn reopens next spring following about eight months of renovation and structural additions, it won’t look much different on the outside. But the interior should be turning heads, say those close to the project. One goal of the refurbishing is to transform the nearly 90-year-old inn into a luxury,...