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Broken Bow Breaks Ground With New Hotel & Convention Center

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An exciting day for residents of Broken Bow and surrounding areas, as they celebrate the newest additions to their community.

On Thursday, officials, local investors and community members gathered in Broken Bow for the grand opening ceremony of the new Cobblestone Hotel and Suites. Other than the hotel itself, a One Box Convention Center, that plans to hold 500 people will also be built.

Officials say Broken Bow needed a big enough space to host events like wedding receptions and the One Box Pheasant Hunt event, which purchased the naming rights to the convention center.

"We felt it was an investment for our whole county. Our group ranges from people from Merna, Arcadia and Broken Bow, it's a really diversified group both in experience and location proximity wise, so we really feel like this convention center will serve the whole county and the small towns when they have weddings and receptions or large events," said Craig Safranek, chairman of Investors Executive Committee.

Cobblestone Hotels primarily serve smaller communities. It has 23 hotels in 9 states, including 4 established right here in Nebraska.

Building has already begun and officials hope the project is fully complete by October of this year. 

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