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Ground officially broken for Cobblestone Hotel with golden-shovel ceremony

September 26, 2013

(Photo by Destiny Pifer/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

The official groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday evening for the Cobblestone Hotel, which will be located near Walmart on Alliance Drive.

The 36-room hotel, which will have a swimming pool and conference room — isn't expected to be completed until spring 2014.

Pictured at the groundbreaking ceremony are (from left) Marty Armstrong, president of Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society; Jeff Curtis, president of the Chamber of Commerce; Michele Neal, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce; Bill Cooper; Beverly Fairman; Shirley Sharp; Janice Tata, vice president of development for BriMark Builders, LLC; Brian Wogernese, president of Cobblestone Hotels, LLC; Charlie Dobson; Marlene Lellock, executive director of the Weather Discovery Center; Ron Ploucha, Inner Circle member with Punxsutawney Phil.

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