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One of Albany landmark motels will change hands, but will remain locally owned, when Bo Henry and Stewart Campbell take over the Merry Acres motel from the Dozier Family. The deal was announced Tuesday afternoon.
The 30 current employees will keep their jobs, and more jobs will open up after they renovate the facility.
The Dozier family owned and operated Merry Acres since the 1950's. Henry and Stewart's company known as Stewbo's also owns and operates Harvest Moon, The Catch, and Henry Campbell's.
Here is the official news release provided by Henry and Campbell-
Bo Henry and Stewart Campbell are proud to announce that they have purchased the Merry Acres Event Center/Restaurant and Office complex along with the Merry Acres Motel from the Dozier Family who has owned and operated the business since the 1950's.
The Dozier and Stanfill families have had a very successful real estate and lodging business. The motel was one of Albany's first lodging establishments with a reputation of fine southern hospitality.
The Merry Acres complex has a proud history behind it and Campbell and Henry are excited to have the opportunity to carry on the legacy of the family tradition.
The Main house that currently houses Registration of guests, was once an old farm house that was remodeled back in the 1920's and served later as the Dozier family home. The motel and main house will undergo major renovations over the next several months.
Henry & Campbell realized that during this tough economy it was important to do what they could to keep as many existing employees as possible. Cathy O'Dell has been the general manager for 15 years and Rhonda Tedder has been the Director of Operations for 17 years and they both will be a part of the Stewbo's current management team. They plan on keeping the 30 existing employees and adding more associates after the renovation takes place.
Grant Orndorff and Billy Mann have been a part of the Stewbo's management team and will be heading up the Merry Acres Event Center/Restaurant concentrating on Special Occasions, Weddings, Receptions, Corporate Meetings, Reunions, etc.