Block Island Times

Gables Inn application rejected

Final approval of the application for renovating the Gables Inn will have to wait. That’s because the chair of the Historic District Commission rejected the application for the project on Monday night.
Bill Penn, Chair of the HDC, opened the meeting lambasting the applicant, who was not in attendance, for submitting an incomplete application to the commission.
Lark Hotels, which purchased the Surf Hotel and the Gables Inn, is in the midst of an ambitious effort to refurbish both properties.
Final approval of the application called for renovations to

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