Block Island’s Surf Hotel Scrambles to Reopen in 2012
May 21, 2012
Block Island Times: The doors and windows once again stand open at the iconic Surf Hotel, where the sounds of hammering and vacuuming fill the morning air at the corner of Water and Dodge streets. Workmen, some moving furniture, others ripping up carpeting, pursue a hectic schedule as they attempt to meet a July 4 deadline for reopening.
Restoration work began on the old building, which has stood empty for the last 5 years, immediately following the Cyr family’s announcement last month that they had arranged to bring the 19th century structure back to life.