I see the Eldridge is hosting a music event in the vacant lot adjacent to the hotel. Does the hotel have any plans to develop that lot in the future?
The Eldridge is using the lot to host a band on July 3 as part of the festivities surrounding the Tour of Lawrence bicycle races. In regard to long-term plans, Eldridge General Manager Nancy Longhurst said there are no plans to expand the hotel building onto the lot. Instead, the hotel is interested in making improvements on the lot that would allow for outdoor dining and music to occur on the property on a more regular basis. She said she didn’t have a firm timeline on when the hotel may begin pursuing those plans.