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EXCERPT: The Decker House Bed and Breakfast, which opened May 17, 2002, will close Sept. 30, owners Lee Olson and Fredde Jilek announced.
Sept. 30 is the date the owners’ 10-year lease is up with The Mason City Foundation, Olson said Wednesday. The business has been for sale for two years.
“It has nothing to do with business,” Olson said. “We’re making more money than we ever did. It’s because we’re old and we want to retire.”
JB - - I love that, people never GET THAT. WE ARE TIRED LET US OUT OF HERE!
Decker House B&B closing Sept. 30
Decker House B&B closing Sept. 30 Mason City Globe Gazette The Decker House Bed and Breakfast in Mason City will be closing at the end of September. MASON CITY — The Decker House Bed and Breakfast, which opened May 17, 2002, will close Sept. 30, owners Lee Olson and Fredde Jilek announced. Sept. ...
 

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Polo Cafe keeps going, through thick and thin
Chicago Tribune
In 1997 he opened a banquet hall next door; in 2008, a four-room bed and breakfast above the restaurant. Talking to Samber, you sense a man bursting with ideas. He's an affable, if loquacious salesman — in an hourlong conversation, he'll fill up 55 ...
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Sankofa Aban: A Lesson in Jazz and History
Patch.com
Sankofa Aban, a Bed-Stuy bed-and-breakfast, keeps jazz history alive with its Fish Fry Friday. By Jake Slovis After the furniture is moved aside, wine is served, the lights are dimmed and the Victorian brownstone takes on the life of a jazz lounge. ...
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This Journey Soon Coming to an End
Huffington Post (blog)
And there are Incentra and Abingdon Sq., two wonderful bed and breakfast hotels still doing great business on 8th Ave. between Jane and 12th Streets as well. I have done Broadway shows in Times Sq., and of course this is the ultimate dream of all ...
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Decker House B&B closing Sept. 30
Mason City Globe Gazette
The Decker House Bed and Breakfast in Mason City will be closing at the end of September. MASON CITY — The Decker House Bed and Breakfast, which opened May 17, 2002, will close Sept. 30, owners Lee Olson and Fredde Jilek announced. Sept. ...
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When the online world shouldn't be welcomed home
ZDNet Asia (blog)
My colleague Kevin Kwang is back on Tech Podium this week to highlight the perils of opening your home to temporary tenants sourced online from bed-and-breakfast social networks. As one American found out, being sociable was the last thing on her ...
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Big Fat Wedding a big fat success
The Corkman
The travel price, €260, includes flights, city centre hotel bed and breakfast and one 10kg han luggage bag. There is also a price of €290 which includes flight, city centre hotel bed and breakfast and one 20kg bag. Anyone wishing to travel should ...
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Best stuff is often right before your own eyes
Lexington Dispatch
That same morning at breakfast, the host at our bed and breakfast had told us about the fireworks display taking place that night. "It's the last of the summer," he told us. "The grand finale. It'll be huge." As the sun began to set, we headed to the ...
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Top 9 Cozy Mysteries to Read this Summer
Blogcritics.org (blog)
Daheim's All the Pretty Hearses is one of my all-time favorite cozy covers and the best Bed and Breakfast cover in the series' 26th (so far) history of murderous capers. Judith and the gang are back and Judith donates an overnight stay at Hillside ...
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Cape Cod banks get money to lend
Wicked Local
Businesses seeking the loans include real estate, Main Street shops, bed and breakfast inns, motels and other small businesses. Much of the demand is for refinancing, he said, as businesses are buying the spaces they have been leasing because the ...
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Yes, people have no idea how tiring the inn business can be.
Interesting that they had a lease arrangement for their B&B business. I wonder how many of those type arrangements are out there? I know of a couple of other innkeepers that own the business but don't own the building.
 

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Hey weren't there a few people here looking for an opportunity like this. Sure sounds like a great way to do innkeeping without the worry of a mortgage. And isn't it nice that someone / foundation really wants to keep it going as a B & B.
Yep...we get tired!!! :)
 

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