London boutique hotel The Idlewyld Inn closes today

The Idlewyld Inn on Grand Avenue will cease operations today (Tuesday, October 1) leaving around 30 hotel workers unemployed, according to an article in The Free Press

The boutique hotel, a three story Victorian-style London mansion, will be put up for sale soon, according to owner Marcel Butchery. 

"After two years it’s time to try something else," he told the publication. "It was a business and personal decision."

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The Idlewyld Inn was built by London mayor Charles Hyman in 1878 and became a luxury inn in 1986. It was bought by Butchery in 2011. 

He renovated the property and rebranded the restaurant as Avenue Dining, headed up by London chef Alfred Estephan.




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