Athenian Corner owners set to begin downtown hotel

Lowell Sun | By Todd Feathers
April 18, 2017

LOWELL — The owners of the Athenian Corner hope to start construction as early as June on a 52-room hotel adjacent to the restaurant, after securing final approval from two city boards.

Lowell’s Planning Board approved the project on April 3 and the Historic Board approved it on April 10.

“Right now we’re ready to go to the next stage of the planning: doing floor plans and getting a general contractor,” said Teddy Panagiotopoulos, whose family owns the property. “Optimistically, we’d be open for the Folk Festival of 2018.”

The $6.5 million boutique hotel will be constructed on the parking lot adjacent to the Athenian Corner and above the restaurant. It will likely require the restaurant to close for a short period, although the Panagiotopoulos said he is looking for alternatives that would allow it to stay open.

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