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Yankee Trader Building may become Boutique Hotel

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The Dispatch wrote Boutique hotel suggested

Saturday, January 12, 2008

BY MIKE PRAMIK AND MARLA MATZER ROSE

A funky novelty store predating the Greater Columbus Convention Center and today’s trendy Short North may play a key part in the future of both.

The owners of Yankee Trader have enlisted a real-estate broker to seek a buyer who will convert their aging brick building at 463 N. High St. into an upscale hotel.

The downside: The potential development could hurt plans for a larger, convention-style hotel being considered a block away on property controlled by the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority, local officials said this week.

Yankee Trader co-owner Lynette Howard said she’s not planning to close the quirky store, known for Halloween costumes, rubber eyeballs and plastic rats. But she says she might move.

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