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After  almost a full year of planning, public meetings and permitting, the historic Fenway hotel building at 453 Edgewater Drive in Dunedin is ready to formally commence reconstruction under the ownership of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA.

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A brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Fenway main entrance is scheduled for Tuesday, July 8th at 10:00AM, as representatives of the Taoist Tai Chi Society®, together with Dunedin City Officials will mark the beginning of this ambitious renovation project.

The former Fenway hotel building sits on 5.2 waterfront acres near the heart of Dunedin and will contain 102 rooms, spacious dining hall and conference 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.

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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, and is targeted for reopening in 2016.

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For more information on this project and the Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA contact Jean Swantish, at 727-734-0929 or jeanswantish@taoist.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.

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