A downtown Wheeling landmark is officially under new ownership, and no time has been wasted to begin writing a new chapter in the rich history of the hotel known by most people as The McLure House.
This past week, the deed was filed making Roxby Development the new owner of the sprawling property at 1200 Market St. Most recently labeled the McClure Hotel by previous owner Fran Garey, the building was purchased through a public auction. Roxby Development shot high on the venture, securing the sale with a bid of $6,245,000, with a $250,000 buyer’s premium.
Jeffrey Morris, president of Roxby Development, said the property could have been sold to another buyer who may have likely kept the hotel in operation. But Roxby’s vision for the McLure House shines far beyond simply maintaining the status quo.