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COGIC's Chisca Hotel could see new life

The old Chisca Hotel sits boarded up at the corner of Linden and Mulberry in downtown Memphis, only a shadow of its former glamour revealed. But grander days could soon return.

COGIC owns the hotel and the property it sits on, and has been searching for the right development opportunity for the hotel for a number of years.

Now, it appears the right opportunity has come along. Church Of God In Christ is currently in talks with Hilton Hotels to build a Homewood Suites in the empty lot on the east side of the Chisca, and to refurbish the Chisca into a Hilton Garden Inn.

It would be a project worth at least 80-million dollars, and that has the Center City Commission excited.

"In the southern part of downtown we are experiencing tremendous upswing in development," said Jeff Sanford with the Center City Commission. "This project would certainly a centerpiece for ."

There are also plans to redevelop the four blocks surrounding the hotel.

At the least, it will be another place for COGIC saints to rest their heads when they visit Memphis during the annual convocation.

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