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08/17/18 12:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Ram’s Head Inn co-owner Linda Eklund and Easton Porter representative Michael Donovan responded to neighbors’ questions about proposed renovations and Mr. Donovan deferred some questions to a second meeting to be scheduled with neighbors, probably in September.

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Ram’s Head Inn co-owner Linda Eklund and Easton Porter representative Michael Donovan responded to neighbors’ questions Wednesday about proposed renovations at the Inn.

Close to 20 Ram Island residents got answers to some of their concerns on Wednesday about projected Ram’s Head Inn renovations. The two-hour informational meeting included Michael Donovan, a principal of the Easton Porter Group that is contemplating purchasing the property.

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08/07/18 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO The Ram's Head Inn.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
The Ram’s Head Inn.

Water quality is a key factor in a battle between the owners of the Ram’s Head Inn and some residents over the possible sale of the property to a Virginia corporation that operates high-end hotels and restaurants and specializes in wedding parties and other events. (more…)

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02/08/18 9:40am
JULIE LANE PHOTO The Chequit Inn, reopened in May 2015 under new owners, is for sale.

JULIE LANE PHOTO The Chequit Inn, reopened in May 2015 by new owners, is for sale.

 The announcement by Manhattan real estate brokers Cushman & Wakefield that the Chequit Inn is for sale — with an asking price of $9 million — will keep the same management team in place in the event of a sale.

That’s according to David Bowd, one of the Chequit’s managers, who said Thursday that the owners have decided to sell.

But Mr. Bowd and Kevin O’Shea have a long-term management contract and will go forward with new owners in place, Mr. Bowd said

“We’ve had three amazing years,” he added, and there are weddings and other special events booked along with reservations. From a customers’ perspective, nothing will change, he said.

“It’s all good.”

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