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King George Inn Closes

The King George Inn, a National Historic Site, has closed after 42 years in business.

 

The historic at Cedar Crest and Hamilton boulevards in South Whitehall has closed.

A message on the restaurant's answering machine says, "We're sorry. The King George Inn is now closed for business. Thank you for your patronage the past 42 years."

No other additional information was immediately available.

The inn was built in 1756, and even before the Revolutionary War, it was serving weary travelers.

It has been designated a National Historic Site by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.

The land surrounding the inn was recently purchased by , where a Burger King and video store once operated. The real estate company that handled the transaction said the land will be banked for now but that a hotel is likely to be constructed on the site.

The stretch of Hamilton Boulevard where the restaurant sits has seen much recent activity. In addition to the Hotel Hamilton purchase, a new three-story medical office building is rising on Hamilton Boulevard, next door to  Also in the block, another  will be constructed at the site of a former miniature golf business. 

Also, jeweler  closed after decades at the corner of Hamilton and Cedar Crest boulevards. No plans have been announced for that site.

Buzz Aldrin August 26, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Neil Armstrong will NEVER eat here
Leonardo August 26, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Sad to see history justed wiped out by something as dull as a hotel. There ought to be a law about getting rid of these historic sites.
Barbara Schleicher August 26, 2012 at 03:03 AM
what do I do know I have a gift certifcate
Wayne Klein August 27, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Atul patel bought burger king site. He owns the holiday express Hamilton blvd.
Kimberlee K. Klois August 28, 2012 at 01:09 AM
contact the states attorney general office

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