Weber's Inn completes $4 million renovation project
Weber’s Inn on Jackson Road in Ann Arbor recently completed a three-year, $4 million renovation project that updated the hotel facilities and replaced the front facade.
The project began in summer 2008, and was completed in phases throughout the last three years.
Most recently, the building's facade was redesigned and reconstructed in a six-month, $2.5 million project that began in March.
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“Over the past several years, we’ve worked on the entire interior of the building,” said Ken Weber, president of the hotel and restaurant. “We also put a new facade on the property to update it.”
Weber said he felt the renovations were necessary so he could offer a “good facility to guests in one of the strongest cities in the state.”
In addition, he said that the unstable economy actually led to “opportunity” during the renovation project. He said he was able to hire talented workers, get building materials cheaper and source the materials regionally.
He said he’s already received positive feedback on the renovations from customers.
“When times are tough, there isn’t as much construction going on,” he said. “It’s amazing how you stand out more when someone does take the risk to make improvements. The customers do appreciate it.”
There is a celebration on Nov. 10 to celebrate the project’s completion with an architectural presentation.
Weber’s began as a restaurant in Ann Arbor 75 years ago. In 1962, it moved to its current location at 3050 Jackson Avenue, and the hotel opened in 1969.