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Christo buys former Dunes Motel

NEW OWNERSHIP -- Randy Christo (l.-r.), his fiance Janet Smith, and property manager Gaurang “G” Kalabhai announced Christo’s purhase of the former Dunes Motel.
NEW OWNERSHIP — Randy Christo (l.-r.), his fiance Janet Smith, and property manager Gaurang “G” Kalabhai announced Christo’s purhase of the former Dunes Motel.
Randy Christo announced Monday, May 22, that he has purchased the Dunes Motel in Albion from previous owners Richard “Doc” and Yuko Holladay.
The 33-room motel remains open at First Street and Highway 91, and it now has a new name, Christo’s Lodge.
The property was purchased by Christo’s company, Christo Properties, LLC, which also owns the 40-room Cardinal Inn, Christo’s Pub and Christo’s Cottage in Albion.
The entire facility is to be remodeled starting right away, Christo said.
“We plan a complete renovation of five to 10 rooms at a time, with new furniture, fixtures, painting and technical upgrades,” he said. “The exterior will also have new paint and landscaping. We hope to be finished before winter.”
A new sign is also planned for the motel.
All of Christo’s facilities in Albion are managed by New Generation Management, which is owned by Gaurang “G” Kalabhai.
Details in the May 24 Albion News, Print and E-editions.