A Fayetteville couple is hoping to open a new bed and breakfast inside a 131-year-old home. They’ve been excited about the idea for years, but a mix-up temporarily put that dream on hold.
Months ago, the Benders went through the steps to make their 1886 home a Bed & Breakfast, but they hit a snag.
A couple of years ago, some code changes in the village made it so homes with at least three apartments, couldn’t become Bed & Breakfast businesses.
“Somewhere along the line, the wording bed and breakfast actually in R-3 district got lost,” said Pamela Bender.
So the couple worked with the village to change the law, giving their dream a chance.
The Benders have been going through the process since October, but they still have one more step before they can officially call their home a Bed & Breakfast.
“Now I have to go back to the planning board and that’s (happening) this coming Monday,” said Bender.
With just one thing left to do, their business, named A Sense of Place, will soon find its place in Fayetteville.
The couple is hoping to open their doors to customers in April.