New Life for the Longaberger Basket as a Luxury Hotel

A completely singular example of adaptive reuse could be delivered a gift basket in Newark, Ohio.

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October 25, 2019, 6:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

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Repurpose it, and they will come. | CJM Grafx / Shutterstock

"A bizarre picnic basket-shaped building in Ohio will get new life next year as a luxury hotel," reports Hannah Sparks.

The former corporate headquarters of Longaberger Co., located in Newark, Ohio and vacated after the company shut its doors in 2018, already comes stocked with hotel-type amenities, like marble floors, wood columns, grand staircases, a skylit atrium, a fitness center, auditorium, restaurant kitchen, dining room, and pond.

The article by Sparks includes links to numerous other sources on the news about the basket's future life as a hotel.

As reported in a separate article by Hayleigh Colomobo that might be behind a paywall for some readers, the project's funding depends on receiving designation as a historic property.

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