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Levittown Hotel to be Sold Off at Sheriff Sale that Currently Houses Homeless

A Levittown based hotel that’ is still operating will be sold off at County Sheriff’s sale legal records and notices revealed Monday.

The Hammock Hotel located in Bristol Township at 6201 Bristol Pike will be sold off in lieu of back money owed by its owners HR Penn LLC. The hotel which is part of the Clarion Hotel chain is scheduled to be sold off on July 9, at 11 am according to a notice posted at the entrance way to the hotel.

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The two-story commercial hotel which has just under 120 rooms, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the property sell off, could potentially cause problems in terns of increasing the number of folks who are homeless to be evicted from the hotel.

A public safety source told this publication over the weekend homeless folks have been housed at the hotel while navigating the process of finding permanent  housing.

The number of those seeking homes living at the hotel is unknown presently, sources said.

Visits and calls to the hotel and its management were not returned as of late Monday evening.

Operators of the lodge received a Coronavirus-related PPP loan from the Small Business Administration of a little more than $93,000 in February, 2021, federal documents revealed.

The deed to the property owned by New Jersey based realtor Ratan Realty was filed with Bucks County in 2015, court records say.

A person who asked not to be identified who recently was a “guest” of a friend living at the hotel said people stating there have no idea what to do.

“They were told by employees shortly after the notice was fixed they’re gonna have to leave before the ninth of next month. They’re not sure what to do!”

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Meanwhile a second call to the reservation number for the motel went unanswered, automatically  hanging up after a set number of rings made by this publication Monday night.

Bristol area officials in recent weeks have been meeting with county officials to proactively help those sleeping in area parks, open spaces and in portable bathrooms.

Bristol Borough last week voted to change hours of operation for parks and open spaces from 11 pm to 10 pm. Individuals can be cited for ordinance violation by Police if in the park after hours.

About a year ago, Bristol Township Council last week passed an ordinance change for keeping registration books for occupants at local hotel and motels.

Township Manager Randee Elton said the change was needed because hotels and motels were not doing a good job of maintaining the names of guests.

The change to the code, will empower the townships police department to conduct checks to ensure guest registration forms are being completed adding the change will also scare off those engaged in potential criminal activity because they don’t want to sign into a official registry, she said.

The impacts of COVID were noted in the counties point in time count where an increase of 48 percent of people who are homeless was registered in comparison to the year before.

Officials attribute the rise in part to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to the string of heavy storms last summer that displaced dozens of county residents from damaged homes and apartments.

Nonetheless none of the above answers the question or questions as to why an area hotel is going under. According to county documents, the owner’s real debt, surpasses $5 million dollar on the property sitting off of two main highways.

Hopefully, said a Lower Bucks public safety official, we can help get everyone situated in a safe place before the hotel is auctioned off.

The hotel consists of  a computer lobby, children’s playground and an outdoor pool, fitness center, laundry and vending machines. The property spans over one acre that is adjacent to the Bristol Industrial Park that sits along Green Lane. .

Requests for comment from state and county officials were not returned as of Monday night,

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Levittown Hotel to be Sold Off at Sheriff Sale that Currently Houses Homeless

A Levittown based hotel that’ is still operating will be sold off at County Sheriff’s sale legal records and notices revealed Monday.

The Hammock Hotel located in Bristol Township at 6201 Bristol Pike will be sold off in lieu of back money owed by its owners HR Penn LLC. The hotel which is part of the Clarion Hotel chain is scheduled to be sold off on July 9, at 11 am according to a notice posted at the entrance way to the hotel.

Credit:Jeff Bohen, Lower Bucks Source

The two-story commercial hotel which has just under 120 rooms, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the property sell off, could potentially cause problems in terns of increasing the number of folks who are homeless to be evicted from the hotel.

A public safety source told this publication over the weekend homeless folks have been housed at the hotel while navigating the process of finding permanent  housing.

The number of those seeking homes living at the hotel is unknown presently, sources said.

Visits and calls to the hotel and its management were not returned as of late Monday evening.

Operators of the lodge received a Coronavirus-related PPP loan from the Small Business Administration of a little more than $93,000 in February, 2021, federal documents revealed.

The deed to the property owned by New Jersey based realtor Ratan Realty was filed with Bucks County in 2015, court records say.

A person who asked not to be identified who recently was a “guest” of a friend living at the hotel said people stating there have no idea what to do.

“They were told by employees shortly after the notice was fixed they’re gonna have to leave before the ninth of next month. They’re not sure what to do!”

https://www.facebook.com/groups/849356775721604

Meanwhile a second call to the reservation number for the motel went unanswered, automatically  hanging up after a set number of rings made by this publication Monday night.

Bristol area officials in recent weeks have been meeting with county officials to proactively help those sleeping in area parks, open spaces and in portable bathrooms.

Bristol Borough last week voted to change hours of operation for parks and open spaces from 11 pm to 10 pm. Individuals can be cited for ordinance violation by Police if in the park after hours.

About a year ago, Bristol Township Council last week passed an ordinance change for keeping registration books for occupants at local hotel and motels.

Township Manager Randee Elton said the change was needed because hotels and motels were not doing a good job of maintaining the names of guests.

The change to the code, will empower the townships police department to conduct checks to ensure guest registration forms are being completed adding the change will also scare off those engaged in potential criminal activity because they don’t want to sign into a official registry, she said.

The impacts of COVID were noted in the counties point in time count where an increase of 48 percent of people who are homeless was registered in comparison to the year before.

Officials attribute the rise in part to the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to the string of heavy storms last summer that displaced dozens of county residents from damaged homes and apartments.

Nonetheless none of the above answers the question or questions as to why an area hotel is going under. According to county documents, the owner’s real debt, surpasses $5 million dollar on the property sitting off of two main highways.

Hopefully, said a Lower Bucks public safety official, we can help get everyone situated in a safe place before the hotel is auctioned off.

The hotel consists of  a computer lobby, children’s playground and an outdoor pool, fitness center, laundry and vending machines. The property spans over one acre that is adjacent to the Bristol Industrial Park that sits along Green Lane. .

Requests for comment from state and county officials were not returned as of Monday night,

Credit: Jeff Bohen, Lower Bucks Source

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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