Historic hotel to receive makeover

(WMC-TV) – The historic Chisca Hotel in Memphis will soon receive a makeover.

The Hotel Chisca Redevelopment Project is getting ready to begin renovations on the building.

The once premier hotel has been boarded up and closed for years now.

To clean it up, a city council committee agreed to honor the $2 million blight remediation allotment for the downtown Memphis hotel.

The city money is an important step toward assembling a public-private investment package, but the project is far from a done deal.

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