London boutique hotel The Idlewyld Inn closes today

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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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