Madison Beach Hotel To Get Certificate Of Occupancy Friday

"The Building Department and Fire Marshal’s offices have approved the structure and life safety equipment at the Madison Beach Hotel."


"The Building Department and Fire Marshal’s offices have approved the structure and life safety equipment at the Madison Beach Hotel. The Certificate of Occupancy will be issued on Friday April 27, 2012," said Madison Building Official Vincent Garafalo, on Thursday night via email.

The granting of the certificate of occupancy will mark the end of a years-long construction process and clear the way for the hotel's planned opening May 1, and then its first big event May 5th, when between 75 and 100 guests will descend upon the hotel for a wedding at 6 p.m.



Charles April 27, 2012 at 12:22 PM
75 to 100 people should be about 40-50 cars and unless the workers are all car pooling, I'm guessing there will be more than 15 employees working. So 50 cars for guests plus at least 15 cars for employees equals 65 or more cars which fills the 65 spots providing no Madison resident is parked at West Wharf that day. Should be interesting.
Denny Van Liew April 27, 2012 at 12:36 PM
What a nice problem to have! I was in downtown Madison last night which had a special event evening planned by a number of local businesses. It was a very pleasant evening - except, except it would be nice to see a lot more residents and visitors supporting our local merchants. The hotel opening is going to help Madison by bringing more out of town folks here. I, for one, am delighted!
Liz April 27, 2012 at 02:03 PM
I'd be delighted too - if I could be assured they weren't going to take my West Wharf parking spots or impede my use of my favorite Madison beach. I love the rocks and if I can't find parking and there are cars in that lot without beach passes - you can bet I will call the police and march right into the hotel to complain. It is good to give business a boost, but we must also respect the rights of townsfolk to enjoy their own beaches.
Mike Atkins April 27, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Downtown Madison as a destination? Does anyone really think that people at the hotel will walk the 1.2 mile out to the surf club to get their car so they can drive downtown for coffee or look in the windows of a realtor? They're already staying at a restaurant with a bar so I'm not sure why they would leave.
Matt April 27, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Since the under-the-table valet parking wasn't done (to my knowledge), where will all these people be parking on the 5th? This question has been asked over and over on here and at meetings. Yet the only thing in Patch articles is spinning how amazing and wonderful the place is, ignoring the issues that have no bee addressed.
Gus R. Horvath April 27, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Let us all wait and see.
Graham April 27, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Well said Gus, At least a lot more residents will get their beach passes early this year.
patricia donohue April 27, 2012 at 06:35 PM
just read in the Source how Duques' Boston group are questioning the P@R money proposal for the grassy area and surf club parking. call it nickle and diming us. I have said NO to the surf club proposal for months. NO one was listening. it was a P@R slam-dunk and now the developers have rejected the deal. I say...take the deals off the table. let them build a parking garage somewhere.
Matt April 27, 2012 at 08:17 PM
I've got it. This is BRILLIANT!! I just solved so many problems. Rather than renting space in the crammed Surf Club parking lot to the hotel, they can rent space in the senior center parking lot!!! This is perfect. The senior center is oversized and underutilized (shocking), therefore the parking lot is always empty. Park the hotel cars there. The parking rental charge could then help offset the price of building the senior palace. MBH gets their parking. Senior center pavement gets used. Income to pay off wasted debt.
Robert Bracer April 28, 2012 at 01:07 AM
been past the Scarpati Taj Mahal 100 times and I have never seen any seniors walking around or in the gourmet kitchen or even playing pool. Even voted there last week and saw no seniors, well except the old Republicans. Why did the town spend so many millions on this place? I'm hearing that the Dolly is allowing the overflow parking.
Anita Bath April 28, 2012 at 07:43 PM
Easy Robert...Talking like this will get you kicked off this site....Pem doesn't like neg comments against the town
J.D. May 09, 2012 at 03:28 AM
Negative and Anita Bath are the exact same thing. You can't please one person any of the time. Go Pem, keep up the great work.
Anita Bath May 09, 2012 at 09:48 AM
JD must be Pem or McPherson
FUAB May 09, 2012 at 09:20 PM
We'd like to nominate MS./ MRS. or MR. Anita Bath as the Director of the Madison Sunshine Club! Her/his glowing cheerful and upbeat personality is just what the town needs. Always motivating with a positive personality and outlook on life in general. Old school optimist with the belief that if you don't have something nice to say about someone, don't say anything at all. A team player and contributing member of the town who believes in volunteering time for action rather than just words. Always views her/his glass of wine as half full rather than half empty.
Nicole Clarkson May 09, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Hear hear! Anita will be a fine director for the club; it will be a natural fit! Matt might be a good co-director, too!
Anita Bath May 09, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Thank you, thank you


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