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Cadillac House restoration aims to restore inn and tavern to original grandeur By ANNALISE FRANK

Detroit-based real estate developer the Roxbury Group started construction Wednesday on its $3 million restoration of the 157-year-old Cadillac House Inn and Tavern in Lexington.

Courtesy of the Roxbury Group
The exterior of the Cadillac House Inn and Tavern in Lexington was altered in a 1970s modernization effort, but with a new restoration by the Detroit-based Roxbury Group it will return to its original look.

The building in the center of the lakeside Sanilac County town has languished in recent years, but it will reopen by Memorial Day 2018 with both a hotel and restaurant, according to a news release.

A $1 million Community Development Block Grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. will support the project. It's the largest such grant ever given in Lexington, the news release stated.

The exterior of the Cadillac House — not known for its beauty after a 1970s modernization effort — will be restored to resemble the original 1860 construction, according to the release. It will still have a tavern on its first floor. The hotel on the building's second and third floors will have 12 rooms.


Courtesy of the Roxbury Group
The Cadillac House Inn and Tavern, built in 1860, in Lexington is being restored by the Detroit-based Roxbury Group for $3 million. The building stopped operating as an inn in the 1960s and its restaurant closed in summer 2016.

The original inn operated 30 rooms and closed in the 1960s. The first-floor restaurant continued on until May 2016.

Stacy Fox, principal of the Roxbury Group, bought the Cadillac House last summer, the release said. The main contractors on the project are Detroit-based Artisan Contracting and St. Clair-based Infuz Architects.

The Roxbury Group is redeveloping the Metropolitan Building in Detroit and has worked on a host of other real estate ventures across the city.



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