NEWARK, Ohio — The iconic Ohio basket, that was once home to the Longaberger Basket Company, is going to be converted into a luxury hotel, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
The plans to turn the basket into a luxury hotel will take place sometime in 2020, according to state Senator Jay Hottinger, R-Newark, who was on-hand during the announcement on Monday.
Longaberger Basket Breaking News: Tonight exciting news unveiled that the iconic building will be a luxury hotel pic.twitter.com/BCETuNNjCb— Senator Jay Hottinger (@JayHottinger) October 21, 2019
The co-owner of the building, Canton-based developer Steve Coon of Coon Restoration & Sealants bought the building in December 2017 for $1.2 million, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
“It’s an iconic building. To be put back into use would put a tremendous asset back into the community,” Hottinger told the Dispatch.