The historic Fenway hotel building at 453 Edgewater Drive in Dunedin has been in renovation mode under the ownership of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA for a little over one year. The Society is now in talks with Mainsail Lodging and Development to manage the historic hotel after the renovations. A Community Open House was held on July 28, 2016. Members of the Mainsail group and the Taoist Tai Chi Society® were on hand to answer questions visitors may have had. Watch the event on Dunedin TV below!
The former Fenway hotel building sits on 5.2 waterfront acres near the heart of Dunedin and will contain 102 rooms, roof top bar, spacious dining room and banquet room within the 52,000 square foot building originally constructed in 1924 and opened in 1927.
Purchased in June, 2014, the shuttered hotel building and surrounding grounds underwent an extensive cleanup and transformation by the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, and the project successfully obtained Development Agreement approval from the City of Dunedin on March 18, 2015.
After demolishing some of the dilapidated ancillary buildings and facilities on the property, the main hotel building has undergone a complete interior demolition and now, with new building permits issued, the hotel building will begin to transform itself into the new national headquarters and international conference center for the Taoist Tai Chi Society®. This $10-million project will primarily focus upon renovating the old hotel, which will keep its current exterior appearance and “Fenway” name.
View construction progress on the Tiger’s Mouth Blog. Look for Center Updates!
For more information on this project and the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA contact Jean Swantish, at 727-734-0929 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Taoist Tai Chi Society® is currently operating from the Fenway Building “E” located at the corner of Locklie Street and Broadway. The general public is welcome.