The outdoor amphitheater is “structurally and mechanically unsound to a point where it’s unusable” and in need of major improvements, he said. Create New Account. Log In. Restaurants, lodging facilities, gas stations and marinas would benefit directly, and if the resort once again employed hundreds of workers they would buy or rent homes and spend money on groceries and other goods, he said. Konocti Harbor Resort's central lodge in June 2019. Konocti Harbor Resort's central lodge in June 2019. 8727 Soda Bay Rd (2,406.24 mi) Kelseyville, CA 95451 . Mauris at convallis erat. . Hamel said the resort will be operated by Clear Lake Resort Services, which supplanted Shekou Management during the property purchase process. The property is being renovated and its new owners hope to open by this fall, despite rain delays. We welcome any feedback on how we can improve LoopNet to better serve your needs. “You think you only have to paint a wall and it turns out you have to replace it. See more of Konocti Harbor Resort on Facebook. A Florida group, WhiteStar Advisors LLC, was appointed by the court to manage the sale. or. No off-topic remarks. The deed for the sale of Konocti Harbor Resort was filed with the Lake County Recorder March 21. About See All. It is within a 2-3 drive from San Francisco & Sacramento. 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Konocti Harbor Resort, once a premier concert destination that featured big-name stars, has new owners who hope to restore the glory days of the venerable but timeworn property on the west shore of Clear Lake. “There will be no revenue for probably five years,” said Hamel. R5-2002-0157. 3. You can reach Staff Writer Guy Kovner at 707-521-5457 or 317 check-ins. A representative of the owners, whose individual names were not disclosed, will soon begin a two- to five-year restoration of the Kelseyville resort, including renovation of the main lodge, which will feature a 1,400-seat indoor theater, restaurant, two bars and the resort’s business offices. Log In. Konocti Harbor Resort & Spa, is located Lake County, CA which is surrounded by Napa, Sonoma, & Mendocino counties known for great wines & food and with this resort "Entertainment & Lake" It is a one of a kind!!! KONOCTI HARBOR RESORT & SPA LAKE COUNTY quarterly progress reports to the Regional Board describing actions taken to achieve compliance with Waste Discharge Requirements, Order No. Numerous businesses suffered when the resort closed nearly a decade ago and some are still feeling the pinch, he said. No profanity, hate speech or personal attacks. It listed the new owners as Shekou Management LLC, spouses Andy and Zaida Saberi and Thomas Saberi. By September or October, Hamel said, the resort hopes to open with 100 rooms, a restaurant, a bar, a convenience store and the marina will be operational. 202 check-ins. 220 people follow this. The county is ready to send staff from various departments, including community development, code enforcement, environmental health and the fire department, to survey the resort and advise Hamel’s group on what needs to be done to bring structures built decades ago up to current standards, Brown said. Ironically, improvements made about 24 years ago, including the 5,000-seat amphitheater, were the resort’s undoing. The resort’s new owners—Shekou Management, LLC and the Bay Area gas station and convenience store owners the Saberi family—are not expecting quick revenues. When he's not writing, he's reading. Community See All. Konocti Harbor Resort’s closure in 2009 came as Lake County was reeling from rising unemployment, and bankruptcy and foreclosure rates, along with slumping tourism revenue. It was owned for a half century by Local 38 of the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters and Journeymen, which was forced to sell in 2009 as part of a court settlement. A Lakeside Paradise is coming soon for all to enjoy. “The way it was before was great,” he said. Entertainment will initially be staged in the resort’s indoor theater “as part of the overall resort experience,” he said. “If it comes back in all its glory it’s going to improve businesses around it” and draw new businesses to the lake, Casteel said, providing an economic boost to a county battered by wildfires for the past three years. Plans include another 200 guest suites on the property. The county is committed to assisting the project in any way it can, he said. See more of Konocti Harbor Resort and Spa on Facebook. Architectural plans for the resort’s renovation are in the works and will require city and county approval, Hamel said. 192 were here. “The wine country is moving up here rapidly,” Hamel said. An aging two-story hotel on the waterfront will be demolished and replaced in the same footprint by boat storage garages on the ground floor and about 50 hotel suites on the second floor. UPDATED: Please read and follow our commenting policy: Your access to the comments has been permanently suspended. Forgot account? Lake County Supervisor Rob Brown, whose district includes the resort, said he and six staffers met Friday with Hamel at the county courthouse to discuss issues involved in restoration of the aging facility. About See All. The future of the resort’s popular 5,000-seat outdoor amphitheater remains uncertain, as the structure needs major repairs, he said. “We’re excited to begin the revitalization of this iconic Lake County landmark,” Hamel said in a statement, describing a “plan to bring life back into a resort that once loomed large as a Northern California destination of choice.”. Your access to the comments has been temporarily suspended for the following reason(s): This is a family newspaper, please use a kind and respectful tone. 208 people like this. Forgot account? KELSEYVILLE — Lake County’s fabled Konocti Harbor Resort is still likely to reopen this year despite renovation snags and a wet winter that have pushed the expected date from June until sometime this fall. Since November, when a crew of 25 was beginning to get down to rehabilitation work in earnest, some projects have been completed, others just started, and the crew has grown to about 40 people. Heavy rainfall that began in February, causing flooding across Northern California, was just one part of the difficulties Hamel and the renovation crew experienced. Joe Shekou of San Rafael was listed by the Secretary of State’s office as agent for Shekou Management LLC. Konocti Harbor Resort’s closure in 2009 came as Lake County was reeling from rising unemployment, and bankruptcy and foreclosure rates, along … Hamel declined to identify the new owners by name and to say how much money they planned to invest in the renovation. A previous developer’s plan to buy and revive the facility fell apart in 2014 through lack of investor funding, frustrating local officials’ hopes for new jobs and tax revenue. Not Now. Instead, Hamel said the property will become a “really cool lakeside resort” with a nod to the wine industry. “From a business standpoint, it was just never the right thing to do.”. Hamel acknowledged there had been “quite a bit of deferred maintenance” on the resort since 2009 that now needs to be addressed with repairs and removal of some facilities. Saberi referred questions about the deal to Hamel. There are no immediate plans to build condominiums or homes on the property, Hamel said. Aliquam interdum semper luctus. Performance & Event Venue in Kelseyville, California. 5,931 people like this. Wayland declined to name the buyers, but described them as “visionaries” who are capable of restoring the resort and “make it make sense.”. Contact Aidan at (707) 900-2025. ?On Twitter @guykovner. We will remove any comments — or commenters — that do not follow this commenting policy. But the physical condition of the theater does not appear to be the primary reason why it won’t be pursued by Konocti’s new owners. “You don’t know where the leaks are until you put it in the water. “It’s like buying a boat,” Konocti Harbor Managing Director Russ Hamel said of rehabilitating the resort property. The new owners paid about $5 million for the nearly 100-acre resort, closed since 2009, on the expansive lake sometimes called “the jewel of Lake County.”. Among the improvements made so far to the Konocti Harbor property is the replacement of flooring and removal of some interior walls in the hotel lobby. The federal department sued and forced the union to sell as part of a settlement. “It’s a progression that’s moving up here and we’d like to keep some of that same ambience” in renovating the resort. Joe Casteel, president of the 460-member Lake County Chamber of Commerce, said he is not yet counting on a renewal because prospective buyers of the resort have come and gone in the past. File photo . A vibrant lakeside resort would provide jobs and “would definitely boost the image of the county,” Brown said. From 2009, when the resort closed, to 2014, when the proposed resort purchase fell apart, county revenue from taxes on overnight accommodations declined by half to about $500,000 a year, officials said. The supervisor said he was “still not completely clear” on the new owners’ plans but hopes to see a full restoration, including concerts that draw large crowds. Not Now. Aidan Freeman is an assistant editor covering local government, wildfire resiliency, cannabis and just about anything else for the Lake County Record-Bee.

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