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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

Seminole Hotel Owner Can't Convince Commissioners to Suspend Foreclosure


Last updated 12/11/2020 at 11:53am

Chevon Baccus

Historic Seminole Hotel near downtown Lake Wales

Lake Wales City commissioners in a workshop session Dec. 9 indicated support for continuing with their foreclosure action on the historic Seminole Hotel.

Only Commissioner Curtis Gibson expressed interest in holding off on the foreclosure and working with Henry Kebabjian, who purchased the hotel in August at a bargain basement price of $10,500.

"Here's the deal," Gibson said. "We want to be pro-business. We want entrepreneurs to come into our city and work with us."

But City Manager James Slaton and City Attorney Chuck Galloway recommended moving forward with the foreclosure so the city cou...

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