Reopening the Osceola Inn

There are 12 comments on the Northern Michigan News story from Oct 6, 2008, titled Reopening the Osceola Inn. In it, Northern Michigan News reports that:

In June 2005, Scott Flaska of Leelanau County purchased the Osceola Inn in Reed City hoping it would be a good investment.

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Since: Jan 09

Hersey, Michigan

#23 May 5, 2011
TEC wrote:
Was the Osceola Inn mostly a attraction for it's bar and restaurant when it was open or is the hotel part something that is needed in the area? I believe it would take a lot of work from a group to get it up and running, but, it could provide a nice teen hang out, as well as jobs, and it's really a beautiful old building. It's a shame to see it sitting empty and sad. I heard Yoplait isn't interested anymore.
If Yoplait is no longer interested then I go back to my idea of taking it all down and making it all into a nice park for the residents. The building would cost too much to renovate and no one in their right mind would invest that much money in Reed City...just not enough people to make it pay.

Live free or die
Jim
junk pile

Big Rapids, MI

#24 May 10, 2011
TEC wrote:
Was the Osceola Inn mostly a attraction for it's bar and restaurant when it was open or is the hotel part something that is needed in the area? I believe it would take a lot of work from a group to get it up and running, but, it could provide a nice teen hang out, as well as jobs, and it's really a beautiful old building. It's a shame to see it sitting empty and sad. I heard Yoplait isn't interested anymore.
I really don't think any attraction the inn has had, has been there for many years, even the last few years it was opened it was only known for cramped space,nasty rooms, and an alcoholic hang out. This is not the type of history Reed City needs. The age of the alcoholics is over and it's time to bring in something that is worthy to be called historic
just me

United States

#25 May 27, 2011
i think it should be renovated and turned into 1 bedroom and studio apartments with private clubhouse for "working" over 30 single people..not income based..something nice where it would be a privilege to live there..promote working people not welfare
Wallowing

Trenton, MI

#26 Apr 3, 2012
Ahh, yes. The old Osceola Inn. A once crown jewel in the always charming inbred one horse town of Reed City. I was unfortunate enough to attend jr and senior high school there and to this day, it remains the absolute darkest period in my entire existence. Judging from the earlier squabbling about he-said, she said, slutty, insurance fraud bickering, it's nice to know that not much has changed there since the 80s. A bunch of small town, big mouth gossip by people who never had more than two brain cells to rub together. And to think that things always usually change for the better.

Since: Jan 09

Hersey, Michigan

#27 Apr 4, 2012
Wallowing wrote:
Ahh, yes. The old Osceola Inn. A once crown jewel in the always charming inbred one horse town of Reed City. I was unfortunate enough to attend jr and senior high school there and to this day, it remains the absolute darkest period in my entire existence. Judging from the earlier squabbling about he-said, she said, slutty, insurance fraud bickering, it's nice to know that not much has changed there since the 80s. A bunch of small town, big mouth gossip by people who never had more than two brain cells to rub together. And to think that things always usually change for the better.
Interesting that a nameless troll slinks by 10 months after the last post to this thread and bashes Reed City as though Trenton Michigan were some pinnacle of societal evolution...spare us the BS. I grew up in Livonia where people from Trenton wised they lived. Every town, city and village has it's idiots as your keyboard has so deftly proven.
CAB

Detroit, MI

#28 Apr 8, 2012
We spent a honeymoon night there in 1995 or 96. We heard a noise in the night...the ceiling had fallen in the closet. Probably due to the loud country boot-scootin' downstairs!
CAB

Detroit, MI

#29 Apr 8, 2012
*turns, FARTS, leaves room*

Since: Jan 09

Hersey, Michigan

#30 Apr 9, 2012
CAB wrote:
We spent a honeymoon night there in 1995 or 96.
LMAO...can't remember what year you were married? Must have got hitched to one of those boot-scooters at the bar after too many shooters.
Concerned Citizen

Marion, IN

#31 Jul 11, 2012
I would like to know more about this evil Christy B.
new here

United States

#32 Sep 23, 2012
Concerned Citizen wrote:
I would like to know more about this evil Christy B.
Me too???
The Bike Guy

Detroit, MI

#33 Oct 4, 2012
Be nice to save a piece of Michigan's lumbering history. The Osceola Inn could be a focal point in recultivating Reed City's once prominent standing along a major railway corridor. Especially since the railway is utilized as a snowmobile and bike route.
Too many cities become clones of others. I hope the majestic building can regain it's original oppulence.
Are-Jay-Bee

Morristown, TN

#34 Feb 13, 2013
I'm thinking of buying the "Osecola Inn" to convert it into an Independed Veterans Retirement Livig Facilty. I have read quite about it, but could use more information in this building. If any one has any information please contact me at: cses@charter.net THANK YOU

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