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Future Uncertain Fro Three Printers Alley Businesses -- Sky Arnold

Updated: Thursday, July 17 2014, 03:44 PM CDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Lonnies Western Room has been a Printers Alley Staple for 27 years.

Cameron Watts says it's always his first stop when he comes into town from Kentucky.

"It's probably the most comfortable place I can find.  Love it," said Watts.

There's a chance he may never step foot in the place again.

Lonnies along with the Brass Stables next door and the Fiddle and Steel on the other side are all in limbo because of a proposal to build a boutique hotel on the property.

Fox 17 News has learned the owners of those bars aren't sure if any will be allowed to stay if the hotel is built.

As of Wednesday night the businessmen involved in the potential hotel were not willing to disclose any details on it.

"We're always looking for opportunities that improve and preserve Nashville," said Alex Marks, principal of Royal Investments.  "A number of projects are being evaluated but we are not prepared to release any information at this time."

Whatever happens on the property it's a big concern for Dawson Higgs who lives across the street from Lonnies and runs the venue Events on Third.

Higgs believes a hotel could be good for Printers alley but not if it means the loss of businesses that made the place what it is.

"There's no bringing back the fiddle and there's no bringing back the Western Rom.  It's not that we oppose change we wanna preserve that history as much as possible," said Higgs.Future Uncertain Fro Three Printers Alley Businesses -- Sky Arnold


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