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Fort Harrison Hotel bought; new owner plan to close it

Title: Fort Harrison Hotel bought; new owner plan to close it
Date: Tuesday, 28 October 1975
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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The Fort Harrison Hotel, a downtown Clearwater landmark for a half century, has been sold and the new owners plan to close it — at least temporarily in December. Southern Land Development and Leasing Corp., a Delaware corporation, bought the hotel from Jack Tar Hotels Inc. of Dallas, Tex. The Jack Tar chain has owned the Fort Harrison since 1953 except for 14 months in 1969-70 when it was the property of Osias Hotels Inc. The new owners plan an announcement in November on the future of the building There are reports that it will be converted to a retirement hotel.