Hotel Weyanoke renovations planned

Published 1:03 pm Friday, December 11, 2015


Plans were announced this week to convert the existing Hotel Weyanoke property, located at 202 High Street in Farmville, into a high-end hotel facility.

According to property co-owner Ross Fickenscher, “as recently speculated upon, we have decided to change the use of the property. Our anticipated project is to convert the property back into a hotel.”

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Current uses of the building include two restaurants — Bar 202 and Badeaux’s Cajun Kitchen — and residential living.

Fickenscher said plans include a 70-room facility.

The current historic property will be converted into 27 rooms and 43 additional rooms will be added in the rear of the building, he said.

The proposed facility plans to include banquet facilities, a conference room and an upscale restaurant.

Fickenscher said the hotel will be a high-end facility, drawing parallels to the existing Craddock-Terry Hotel in Lynchburg as a model to follow.

A completion date of Summer 2017 has been set for the project.