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Study gives Bessemer thumbs up for new hotel, restaurant


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BESSEMER - Members of the Bessemer City Council learned Monday evening that a market feasibility study has given the town a green light for a new hotel and restaurant.

"We're very excited about this because it could be huge for our community," said City Manager Charly Loper, who added that her office is now open to contact from both developers and investors.

Loper said the study suggested that a "midscale to upper mid-scale hotel," or one with 35 to 45 guest rooms, could work well in Bessemer, along with a "small, locally-owned and operated full-service...