November 29, 2022

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Hennessy puts Daytona’s Streamline Hotel up for sale again

This image of the Streamline Hotel at 140 S. Atlantic Ave. in Daytona Beach was taken in February of this year. Owner Eddie Hennessy put the "birthplace of NASCAR" up for sale in early May 2022, for the second time in three years. He said he is doing it simply to "test the waters" and that he expects to continue to hold on to it.

This impression of the Streamline Resort at 140 S. Atlantic Ave. in Daytona Beach front was taken in February of this calendar year. Proprietor Eddie Hennessy place the “birthplace of NASCAR” up for sale in early Might 2022, for the 2nd time in 3 many years. He explained he is carrying out it merely to “check the waters” and that he expects to keep on to hold on to it.

DAYTONA Seaside — Just after spending $6 million to thoroughly renovate and restore the “birthplace of NASCAR,” the proprietor of the legendary Streamline Lodge has place it up for sale all over again for the second time in three several years.

Proprietor Eddie Hennessy earlier place the Streamline up for auction in early April 2019, but then decided in opposition to offering it. He experienced set a reserve rate, that means least expensive acceptable offer, of $7.5 million.

This time all around, according to listings posted on May 13 each on the industrial serious estate marketplace internet sites Crexi.com and Loopnet.com, Hennessy has set a bare minimum inquiring rate of $9.9 million.

“The (genuine estate) market’s so sizzling, actually, it can be to test the market place,” mentioned Hennessy in a phone job interview when asked why he made the decision to set the Streamline again up for sale.

“It is really absolutely nothing critical. It’s just for enjoyment. It is really continue to my child,” he mentioned of the unique art deco-design landmark resort that opened in 1941 at 140 S. Atlantic Ave. in Daytona Beach.

Hennessy, nonetheless, would not rule out the possibility of offering the hotel if a person had been to meet his minimum asking rate.

“That’s one thing when the give appears to me, I’ll make your mind up,” Hennessy wrote in a text concept responding to further more questions on Tuesday early morning.

The hotel’s listing agents are Dino Dodani and Sean Sedita of EXP Realty. Hennessy. who grew up in the Daytona Seaside spot, explained both are longtime close friends of his since childhood. Neither Dodani or Sedita returned phone calls seeking remark.

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Streamline Hotel owner Eddie Hennessy stands in front of the hotel on June 21, 2014, when his efforts to renovate the "birthplace of NASCAR" are being filmed by a production crew from the Travel Channel's "Hotel Impossible" reality television show. The $6 million project to restore the 1940s-era art deco hotel in Daytona Beach was finally completed in May 2017.

Streamline Resort operator Eddie Hennessy stands in front of the lodge on June 21, 2014, when his efforts to renovate the “birthplace of NASCAR” are getting filmed by a manufacturing crew from the Travel Channel’s “Resort Extremely hard” fact television exhibit. The $6 million undertaking to restore the 1940s-period artwork deco lodge in Daytona Beach front was lastly accomplished in May perhaps 2017.

The rooftop bar atop the Streamline Hotel’s third-floor served as the locale of many conferences in 1947 that resulted in the formation of NASCAR, the national inventory car racing-sanctioning human body. NASCAR’s headquarters is now at the A single Daytona intricate throughout the street from Daytona Global Speedway.

Hennessy bought the Streamline Hotel, which experienced fallen into a point out of disrepair, in 2014. He proceeded to invest greatly in an in depth renovation of the building to carry it back to its initial 1940s glory, even though also including modern facilities to switch it into a boutique resort. His various-decades-prolonged energy was highlighted in an October 2014 episode of the Journey Channel’s reality tv display “Lodge Difficult.”

The 44-area Streamline Lodge last but not least reopened in May possibly 2017 and was hailed by community leaders at the time as a “catalyst” to revitalizing Daytona Beach’s extensive-blighted East Intercontinental Speedway Boulevard corridor, the “gateway to the World’s Most Well-known Seaside.”

The Streamline Resort is found just one block north of the intersection of East Intercontinental Speedway Boulevard and South Atlantic Ave., also acknowledged as A1A.

Hennessy explained he lately invested a different $50,000 on enhancements to the hotel’s rooftop bar, which he has renamed the “Sky Rooftop Bar.” The bar now often capabilities stay new music as properly as deejays and special themed events, such as its Latin Evenings. The rooftop is also accessible for hire for personal get-togethers and other specific activities. It also hosts a yoga class each individual Sunday early morning.

Hennessy stated the Streamline Hotel is now managed by a company referred to as Chesapeake Administration, which lately hired a new standard supervisor for the assets, Jeff Vandiver, who previously managed the Perry’s Ocean Edge Lodge on A1A in Daytona Beach front Shores. The Streamline Lodge at this time employs 30 to 40 people, based on the time of 12 months, Hennessy mentioned.

‘Everything is for sale’

“With this sector, everything is for sale,” explained Hennessy, who additional that his putting the Streamline Resort up for sale all over again does not suggest he would really go as a result of with selling it. “Just looking at what the marketplace brings me. Curious is all. I have way too significantly invested in Daytona to sell.”

Streamline Hotel owner Eddie Hennessy provided this aerial photo of his hotel (in the upper left corner) and its proximity to the other properties he purchased (marked in orange) directly to the south and west along East International Speedway Boulevard (the road on the right) in Daytona Beach. The structures in the orange highlighted areas have all been demolished. As of May 17, 2022, those properties remain vacant. Hennessy on May 13 put the Streamline up for sale for the second time in three years. The hotel served as the birthplace of NASCAR in 1947.

Streamline Lodge proprietor Eddie Hennessy offered this aerial image of his hotel (in the upper left corner) and its proximity to the other properties he procured (marked in orange) specifically to the south and west along East International Speedway Boulevard (the highway on the appropriate) in Daytona Beach. The structures in the orange highlighted spots have all been demolished. As of Might 17, 2022, individuals attributes stay vacant. Hennessy on Could 13 set the Streamline up for sale for the second time in 3 yrs. The hotel served as the birthplace of NASCAR in 1947.

Hennessy, subsequent his buy of the Streamline Resort, also purchased several properties, each straight away south of the hotel, as properly as one block to the south and west alongside East International Speedway Boulevard.

In modern many years, Hennessy has cleared people properties, by demolishing the previous Shells cafe immediately south of the hotel, as properly as an “previous pizza retail store” and two rundown residences. Individuals properties, which complete 2.3 acres not counting the Streamline, however continue being vacant.

“I’m feeling it out,” he mentioned of his homes along East Global Speedway Boulevard. “It is all about timing and finding the suitable identify (to be a tenant).

“Honestly, the new East ISB road is likely to dictate a great deal,” he included, referring to the city’s planned $22 million undertaking to improve the East International Speedway Boulevard corridor.

Hennessy stated if he have been to promote the Streamline Lodge, it would only be if the new owner’s ideas for it would “function with the rest of my homes that I am going to produce ultimately all-around the lodge and the community.”

The Streamline Lodge, like all inns in the Daytona Seashore location, struggled all through the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Hennessy stated the resort now is “executing good. It really is completely booked.”

Bob Davis, president and CEO of the Lodging & Hospitality Association of Volusia County, mentioned, “Everybody’s doing perfectly,” referring to Daytona Beach region accommodations in typical. “We experienced the biggest March at any time. This whole year’s been off the wall. Florida in the to start with quarter of the yr has damaged all the documents in conditions of tourism.”

As for Hennessy’s decision to set the Streamline up for sale all over again, Davis stated he didn’t have an opinion. “I don’t know. He went on the current market the last time when (an additional area lodge) went on the market. At the past minute, he pulled out. We will see,” he said.

Carl Lentz IV, handling husband or wife of SVN Alliance Business Actual Estate Advisors in Ormond Seaside, reported he can have an understanding of why Hennessy determined to place the Streamline Hotel up for sale all over again. “The hospitality marketplace has recovered appreciably and that assets (the Streamline) has a excellent backstory.”

On the other hand, “the hospitality industry and the administration of hospitality (properties) is tough,” Lentz said, including that it is also challenging while not impossible for independent boutique accommodations to compete with lodges that are portion of massive chains. “I can see exactly where he is inspired to get out of that marketplace.”

Lentz has no involvement with either the Streamline Hotel or with Hennessy. He praised Hennessy for obtaining “assembled an enhance piece of house along East ISB. As the transformation of East ISB occurs, that residence will keep on to increase in worth.”

This report originally appeared on The Daytona Beach Information-Journal: Operator puts Daytona’s Streamline Lodge up for sale once again