WaterStreet investors buy Coombs House Inn

Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 09:58 AM.

Looking back, Lynn Spohrer said, “It was not a great real estate investment. It was not in our best interest. We felt like we could make a difference.”

Indeed, with a few minor exceptions, the Spohrers were in the vanguard of historic restoration in Apalachicola and Franklin County.

Asked about future plans for the Coombs House, Vora said, “We want to stay with the way she’s run it. We will continue with what has been done and learn from it. “

Vora said he is proud of the operation at the WaterStreet Hotel and gave credit for success to the staff. “The challenge is just getting a property, not just the physical building, but the operations, the way you want,” he said.

The Spohrers say they plan to keep their house in Apalachicola. “This is our home,” said Lynn Spohrer.

She plans to continue her design business, travel more and paint. Since the sale, she has become more absorbed in plein air painting, working almost every day. While she has been fascinated by plein air for years, she hopes that, now, she can pursue her passion.

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