Days Inn still closed, more work needed

From staff reports

The Days Inn hotel in Oil City remains closed, though the hotel manager had hoped to have it open by the Oil Heritage Festival.

Sachin Patel said he is still working on getting the hotel open and added it may be ready next month.

Patel said the hotel’s internet and phones were connected last week, the rooms have been cleaned and the building pressure washed, but he has more work to do.

Oil City Hospitality, a private company based in Richmond, Virginia, bought the hotel in December from First Western SBLC Inc. of Dallas, Texas.

The bank was the sole bidder for the 106-room hotel at a Venango County sheriff’s sale in mid-2020.