RIDGELAND, Miss. (WLBT) - The Cabot Lodge hotel has been sold, and its new owners have big plans for the property.
The hotel opened near the corner of County Line and Ridgewood roads in 1986. It was closed in late June, and the investors who bought it are hoping to turn it into a senior-living complex.
The Pickering Firm, a Memphis-based engineering company with offices in the Jackson metro area, is working for the new owners in handling zoning variances that will be needed to convert the facility for its new use.
The hotel’s sale and redevelopment are the latest in a series of recent changes in commercial property in the area. Earlier this year, a closed Shoney’s restaurant south of the hotel reopened as a Shrimp Basket. More recently, the long-abandoned and unkempt Ralph and Kacoo’s restaurant next door was torn down and the property cleared after the city gave its owner an ultimatum.
Flowood-based MMI Hotel Group was the hotel’s previous owner. A spokesman said there are no plans to sell the area’s other Cabot Lodge, the Cabot Lodge Millsaps on State Street in Jackson, which MMI intends to keep in its portfolio.