Sunday, April 12, 2009

Taking It to the Bank...

The fight has ended for Florida's Seven Sisters Inn. This past week, the two historic Ocala Victorian houses became the property of the bank for $100,000 at a foreclosure auction. Bonnie Morehardt and Ken Oden bode a tearful farewell to their business, though they still own the small cottage behind the properties.

First Coast Community Bank expressed regret at having such a fate meet a property on the National Register of Historic Places. They still are hoping to find new owners to continue the business and purchase the place. But for now, the seven other staff members are left hopeful to return to work.

On the day before the auction, a book flew from a shelf inside the bed & breakfast. Ghostly happenings have been on the increase since the tense times facing the inn. Even the spirits are upset by the recent turn of events, but hopefully after the bank has had the opportunity to make sure the historic inn is in top shape, a new owner will move in... one able to appease the disquieted spooks.

1 comment:

Cullan Hudson said...

While I don't know the particulars of this, I can imagine it to be another case of the banks (in the midsts of asking for bailouts) refusing to accomodate the homeowners by refinancing or adjusting their rate. They want the taxpayers to save their butts, but can't find a little wiggle room in their lustful quest for money, to help people who are genuinely trying in these hard times.