Port Angeles: Red Lion won’t join any lawsuit to stop hotel/conference center project

PORT ANGELES — Red Lion Hotel manager Michael Luehrs said Monday he will work within the city’s existing process to comment on the proposed Oak Street conference center, but will not join any lawsuit to block the hotel/conference center project.

Best Western Olympic Lodge owner Tod McCloskey recently hired Port Angeles attorney Craig Ritchie to mount potential legal challenges against the proposed waterfront conference center, which would be subsidized by hotel-motel room tax revenues for 20 years.

Luehrs said Monday that he had received e-mails from Olympic Lodge manager John Platt and Port Angeles Inn co-owner Tony Griffith about mounting a collective effort to oppose the conference center project.

But he declined to participate.

“We made a very clear statement that we would not be a part of it,” Luehrs said.


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