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May 25, 2013

Karp's hotel vision grows

Mayor: NED looking to build on Merrimac Street


The plan is quite different from ideas that Karp’s team has proposed in the past, because it does not place the hotel on the waterfront. Instead it would b about a block away from the Merrimack River. Several multi-story buildings stand between the site and the river, blocking a direct view of the water.

Karp’s team first began discussing this tentative plan for such a hotel with city officials last January, but that vision continues to grow stronger.

Holaday said it would not be part of a chain, “but an independent boutique hotel.”

“I would imagine they would hire a firm/group to manage,” she said.

The mayor added, “There are many steps to complete before they will be ready to file any paperwork.”

New England Development officials run several hotels on Nantucket.

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