Historic Brookdale Lodge to reopen

Historic Brookdale Lodge to reopen


$600. SHE WAS ORDERED TO PAY RESTITUTION. DAN: IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, THE LARGE THAT ONCE DREW IN HOLLYWOOD A-LIST SPURS AND THE PRESIDENT COULD BE BACK IN BUSINESS. THE BROOKDALE LODGE BETWEEN BOULDER CREEK AND BEN LOMOND. A PUBLIC MEETING UNDERWAY RIGHT NOW TO LOOK AT HOW A NEW OWNER PLANS TO BRING NEW LIFE INTO A LOCAL TREASURE THAT HAS FALLEN ON HARD TIMES. PHIL GOMEZ HAS MORE FROM SANTA CRUZ RIGHT NOW. PHIL: BROOKDALE LODGE WILL BE GOING THROUGH TRANSFORMATION DONE IN SEVERAL PHASES. THE FIRST CALLING FOR SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS AND ABOUT 80 UNITS OPENING THIS FALL WITH THE ENTIRE RENOVATION BEING COMPLETED SOMETIME NEXT YEAR. IF YOU SEE THE BROOKDALE LODGE RIGHT NOW, IT IS BEHIND FENCES, CHAIN-LINK FENCES, TO KEEP PEOPLE OUT. IT IS AN EYESORE. PHIL: THE CELEBRATED LODGE, WHICH WAS A GETAWAY FOR MAY WEST, MARILYN MONROE, AND PRESIDENT HERBERT HOOVER, HAS DETERIORATED SINCE ITS HEYDAY. FIRE AND HEALTH CODE VIOLATIONS HAVE TAKEN THEIR TOLL ON THE HOTEL. I WANT TO BRING THE COLORS BACK. PHIL: THE NEW OWNER IS MOVING FORWARD WITH HIS VISION FOR A HOTEL, THE MERMAID ROOM, WITH UNDERWATER VIEWS, A MAIN LOBBY, AND A CREEK RUNNING THROUGH THE HOTEL WILL BECOME A FAVORITE WITH VISITORS. MY PRIORITY IS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE SAFETY ISSUES ARE HUGE CONCERN. AND JUST THE FACT THAT IF THERE ARE ANY HAZARDS, THEY ARE BROUGHT TO ATTENTION AND MAKE SURE THEY ARE ILLUMINATED — — ELIMINATED. WE HAVE DIFFERENT SETUPS APPEAR, FROM SWEET TO STANDARD ROOMS. PHIL: HE HAS THE SUPPORT OF BRUCE MCPHERSON. HE WILL GUIDE HIM THROUGH THE RED TAPE AND OFFER VALLEY RESIDENTS AND INSIGHT INTO WHAT IS IN STORE. WE WANT A TIMEFRAME OF WHAT IS GOING ON AND WHAT WE CAN EXPECT. I THINK BY THE END OF THE YEAR THIS WILL BE UP AND RUNNING, A SECTION OF IT. WE WANTED TO HAVE A MEETING AND BOULDER CREEK TO LET THEM KNOW THIS IS WHERE WE ARE. PHIL: RESIDENT GEORGE RILEY IS INTERESTED IN THE LONG-TERM PLANS. I WANT TO KNOW THE EXTENT TO WHICH THEY ARE PLANNING TO RESTORE THE BUILDING TO ITS FORMER STATUS. ACTUALLY , I AM VERY HAPPY THEY ARE DOING THIS. I THINK I SPEAK FOR MOST OF THE PEOPLE IN BROOKDALE IF NOT THE VALLEY. IS A WONDERFUL THING. PHIL: THE BROOKDALE LODGE IS FILLED WITH STORIES ABOUT IT BEING HAUNTED. THE NEW OWNER DOES NOT WANT A GHOST — MIND A GHOST WANDERING THROUGH HIS NEW INVESTMENT. YOU HAVE QUITE A FEW PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT GHOST ADVENTURES THAT COME THROUGH AND WANT TO TAKE TOURS. PHIL: THE FIRST PHASE IS SCHEDULED TO OPEN THIS FALL. THE REST OF THE WORK AS EXPECTED FOR COMPLETION AT THE END OF THE YEAR WITH A GRAND OPENING IN 2016. PHIL GOMEZ, KSBW ACTION NEWS 8. ERIN: UPDATE RIGH — A BIG RIG LOADED WITH YEAR STILL NEAR THE HIGHWAY ONE INTERCHANGE. NO ONE WAS INJURED AS IT TURNED OVER ONTO ITS SIDE, BUT THERE WAS A MESS TO CLEAN UP. WITH CANS ROLLING AROUND ON THE HIGHWAY. TRAFFIC WAS CLOSED ENTIRELY FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AS CREWS UNLOADED

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