Ground was broken Tuesday for a $2.5 million to $3 million extended-stay hotel south of El Centro. Future plans include an International House of Pancakes in the same area.
The 32-room hotel will eventually be a Comfort Inn & Suites, with an expected opening date of Nov. 1.
Both projects belong to Albany-based Reichert-Lengfeld Lodging Development, which also owns the local Best Western John Jay Inn and the Casa Real Inn & Suites.
The Comfort Inn is being built behind the Casa Real — which is behind the John Jay — on Wake Avenue. The IHOP will face Fourth Street immediately to the east of the John Jay Inn.