Hampton Inn groundwork begins across from casino

Site work on a four-story, 90-room hotel with an attached 5,000-square-foot restaurant across from the Oxford Casino along Route 26 in Oxford began Tuesday. The project has been pushed back by delays in town's sewer project as developers want to tap the hotel into the pipeline.

OxfordHotelsiteprepwork 011By: Christopher Crosby

OXFORD — Earthwork on the site of a 90-room Hampton Inn hotel with an attached restaurant across Route 26 from the Oxford Casino began last week, as developers hope to time the project to coincide with the the town’s sewer system coming online later this fall.

Hotel construction on the farmland previously owned by the Hall family near Cresholm Farm stand is expected to be completed before the end of the year, according Glen Holmes Director of the Western Maine Economic Development Council, a subsidiary of Community Concepts Financial Corporation.

‘It’s the next step in economic development which is going to help attract the restaurant and retail establishments around it over the coming years. These are not short term projects,’ Holmes said, confirming it would be a Hampton Inn…

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