Hotel near Oakdale Mall reopens after being ordered to close
The Broome County Health Department has allowed a 99-room hotel in Johnson City to reopen after the location was closed.
Best Western’s SureStay Plus hotel on Harry L Drive was closed on October 26. The four-story building is located just east of the Oakdale Mall.
After thousands of dollars in repairs, the facility was cleared to resume operations.
Broome County Health Department Director Mary McFadden confirmed on Wednesday that the business has received approval to reopen.
The hotel was closed after a major water main burst. The cost to repair the line had been estimated at $60,000.
Johnson City Fire Marshal Bob Blakeslee said village inspectors are working with county health department officials to monitor needed work at the hotel, as has been done in recent months.
Blakeslee said inspectors made several visits to the building. Due to the rupture of the water main, the sprinkler system was inoperative. Some of the building’s emergency “smoke doors” did not close properly and the emergency lighting worked properly.
Blakeslee said the hotel checked “room by room” to make sure it was following all safety codes and rules. He said plumbing and electrical repairs had been carried out, as well as work on the building’s elevators.
Ownership records show that the hotel is owned by JSK Lakes LLC. Representatives of the owners could not be located.