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photo by Dave Spencer
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Gabe’s Tower Will Re-Open

 

At last - Gabe's Tower will re-open! The former Owensboro show place at 19th and Triplett has been closed for years. In this morning's Messenger-Inquirer, Bruce Jones of Professional Hospitality services held a news conference yesterday and announced their plans. It

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Dave Spencer
Dave Spencer
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Pennsylvania Man Purchases Gabe’s Tower

Along with the Roosevelt House, it's one-half of the Owensboro skyline. (Well, one-third...Independence Bank's pretty tall.)

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(Image from Facebook)
(Image from Facebook)
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You Can Help Save Gabe’s Tower

It truly is an Owensboro landmark.  But Gabe's Tower has been vacant for years and what to do with it has been the center of many heated debates.  And, oddly enough, the hotel was most recently offered for sale on Ebay.  Yet, there it sits.   A vacant, towering reminder of what Gabe's used to be to this town . . . a sort of cultural and social epicenter.  But, now, some folks who remember those glory days have begun a campaign to save the once famous hotel from demolition.  And, there may be a way YOU can help SAVE GABE'S!  Listen . . .

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(Image from Ebay.com)
(Image from Ebay.com)
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Owensboro Hotel Ends Up on Ebay. Any Takers?

Wendesday night, my friend Bj Emmick posted this on Facebook, "Go to Ebay and type in Owensboro Hotels and Motels."  I replied, "Not sure where this is heading, but I can't wait."  And, well, I should have known.  Yep!  The Tower Inn, formerly the impressive landmark Gabe's Tower, is an item up for bid on the world's largest auction site.  And the asking price . . . $150,000!!!  I'm sorry.  I just coughed and choked . . . and NOT because I have a hernia.  $150,000???  A "Buy It Now" price of a quarter of a million dollars??  I hate to rain on the parade and sound like Pessimistic Polly, but WHO is going to pay THAT for THIS?

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Photo by Dave Spencer
Photo by Dave Spencer
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You Know You’re from Owensboro When…

Every town is unique. Some of its citizens may not think so, but if you flesh it out and pay attention, you'll learn why. Owensboro is no different. It doesn't take much talking to learn that someone is a native of the Big O. In fact, I've come up with some ways to readily identify Owensboroans. You know you're from Owensboro when...

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