24 July 2008
the never ending saga that is the historic downtown alexandria, la. hotel bentley continues. today in a special city council meeting, the alexandria city council approved a resolution in which the city council, amongst other things, strongly endorsed the central louisiana chamber of commerce's executive board entering into discussion and consultation with the second century bentley group [second century bentley, l.l.c. who's manager and member is cyntreniks hospitality company, l.l.c. who's manager is brace b. godfrey, jr. - nu vieux, l.l.c. is also a member] for the establishment of a public/private collaborative to facilitate the group's effort to restore, renovate and reopen the historic hotel bentley.
heres the video of the meeting - no clue why the video is "narrow" like this.
councilman chuck fowler voted against the resolution and councilman charles fredrick smith was absent. councilmen myron lawson, roosevelt johnson, everett hobbs, harry silver and louis marshall voted yes.
gannett/the town talk
bentley resolution passes
public/private plan for bentley hotel funding
historic hotel bentley website