Shakelton House to become the Inns of Aurora’s fifth inn, Inns seek tax abatement

The Inns of Aurora is renovating the Shakelton House at 418 Main St. to become its fifth inn and asked the county for a tax abatement for the project during a Cayuga County Industrial Development Agency meeting on Tuesday.

The Inns purchased the former funeral home about three years ago and decided that the best use for the building is to create another inn.

"We've considered it for different things, but this is the one that I think makes absolutely the most sense for us," said Sue Edinger, the chief operating officer of the inns. "We are very excited."

"We're converting a mansion into beautiful guestrooms," added Ted Kinder, the project manager who is a consultant to the Inns from MCK Building Associates Inc. He added that the inn will also include common spaces, nice dining rooms, sitting rooms and patios.

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