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Bentley renovations at a halt

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - A fixture on the landscape of Alexandria's downtown, the Hotel Bentley has a rich history.

That was the message from owner Mike Jenkins to the Alexandria Rotary Club.

Jenkins gave a brief history of the hotel from the time the doors first opened to now. 

Since Jenkins purchased the Bentley, he has been working to restore it.  But now a busted water pipe has caused the renovations to come to a halt.

"This is a tremendously bad set back, you know psychologically it was really tough to bear but if that's the worst thing that ever happens we'll be ok," said Jenkins.

Weiss and Goldring owner Harry Silver also gave a brief history of the local clothing retailer, which has also been in business for more than a century.

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