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 hotel was ordered to close.
Best Western’s SureStay Plus Hotel on Harry L Drive closed on October 26th. The four story building is directly east of Oakdale Mall.
After spending thousands of dollars on repairs, the facility was given permission to resume operations.
Broome County Department of Health director Mary McFadden confirmed Wednesday that the business had received approval to reopen.
The hotel was closed after a major water main broke. The cost of repairing the line was estimated at $60,000.
Johnson City Firefighter Bob Blakeslee said village inspectors have been working with officials from the county Department of Health to oversee necessary work at the hotel as it has been carried out over the past few months.
Blakeslee said inspectors made multiple visits to the building. The sprinkler system was out of order due to the broken water pipe. Some of the “emergency smoke doors” in the building did not close properly and the emergency lighting worked properly.
Blakeslee said the hotel checked “room by room” to ensure all code and safety regulations were being followed. He said plumbing and electrical repairs were being carried out, along with 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.