In a matter of minutes, less than half an hour, Loch Aerie had a new owner. CZ Patel of New Jersey. I was standing there when he said in a soft spoken voice that he was interested in converting Loch Aerie to a hotel.
That is welcome news to all who were worried about her facing a wrecking ball.
The room was packed with residents, bidders, reporters, and even folks from other historic commission members from other Chester County municipalities. I am not sure if anyone from East Whiteland Historical Commission were present, although one member was quoted in Kristin Holme’ follow up article.
Here is the link to Kristin’s Inquire article and my byline courtesy of VISTA.Today. I was really honored the VISTA.Today editor reached out to me. I have poured my heart and soul into covering Loch Aerie the past few years.
I look forward to when I can cover Loch Aerie in her next life as a hotel.Hotel owner bids $710,000 to win historic Chesco mansion
Updated: APRIL 22, 2016 — 1:08 AM EDT
by Kristin E. Holmes, Staff Writer
Update: The Grande Dame of Lancaster Pike Loch Aerie Has a New Owner Posted By: Lance Knickerbocker Posted date: April 22, 2016
By Carla Zambelli
Here is a LINK to auction photos I took yesterday.