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Plans underway for three-story hotel
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During a noon luncheon for Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber members and guests at Sligo, Tom Sturdivant, Chief of Staff for Tootsie's Entertainment which also owns Pates Ford Resort and Marina and Fish Lipz Grill, announced plans to build a Marriott or Hilton type 82-room hotel. Sturdivant said the three-story hotel will be constructed within 18-24 months at the former location of Center Hill Restaurant and motel on Highway 70 East which overlooks Center Hill Lake. “We bought the old Center Hill Restaurant and Motel and we’re going to build an 82-room hotel up there.