A former restaurant and banquet facility in Lower Providence, Pennsylvania is being converted to seniors housing, so the kitchen and dining room are covered. The restaurant, known as the Collegeville Inn, had its heyday in the 1950s and 60s, but after a couple of unsuccessful reboots, it closed for good in the early 2000s, when M&T Bank took over ownership.
Now, Providence Place Senior Living, which already operates five communities in Pennsylvania, has broken ground on a $19 million conversion/addition project to develop a 113-unit senior living community. Included in the plans is a two-story addition that will house the residential units, which would serve independent living, assisted living and memory care residents. The existing building, built in the style of a Swiss chalet, will include the main dining room, community room, pub, activities room, and a deck overlooking the Perkiomen Creek. Construction is expected to be completed by December 2018.