Downstate Man In Process Of Buying Cadillac Sands Resort

A downstate man is buying a hotel in Cadillac and is planning to tear it down and rebuild.

The Cadillac Sands is a hotel and bar that has been there for years.

This all comes just weeks after city officials and the community discussed ideas to improve Cadillac West.

“I’m overwhelmed by the possibilities with this site, I mean it can really transform Cadillac,” says Robb Munger, put in offer to buy Cadillac Sands Resort.

The Cadillac Sands Resort has been for sale for three years.

Robb Munger of Grand Rapids put in an offer on it in January.

“It’s going to end up getting demolition and then at that point we’re going to put up a new hotel, so we will have a convention center and a restaurant and there will be a marina out front,” says Munger.

Monger has also invested in other businesses in Cadillac.

He says the sands location is perfect because of high traffic at the M-115, M-55 intersection.

“We’re going to start really developing the downtown and the west side obviously, since you have a beautiful state park here and bike trails. The city, business leaders and really the community has been creating the structure over the years and we have gotten over the hangover of the recession and now everything is perfect for business to take off,” says Munger.

City officials are excited about Mungers plans.

“The sands property is a gem out there and it can be turning into something really wonderful, not just for the people out in Cadillac West area, but for the whole community in Cadillac, and then for the people who travel through here all the time,” says Carla Filkins, mayor of Cadillac.

Businesses at M-115 and M-55 agree.

“Anything that is going to bring more people to the area. That is a prime spot right off the road, so more people staying there is going to make more travel and exploring around the Cadillac area,” says Bryant Hall, manager at Lakeside Charlies.

Munger hopes to close this December and start building next spring.

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