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Haunted Property for Sale - Clare, Michigan

Do you have $6,250,000 and want to own a haunted hotel? If so, then I have the place for you! The historic Doherty Hotel in Clare, Michigan is for sale. It was built in 1924 and has remained in the same family for over 90 years.

During prohibition, the four story, brick building was a hotbed of illegal activity. Not only was it a speakeasy with gambling and prostitution but it was also a mafia hangout. One gang related murder happened in 1938. Isaiah Leebove, a well-connected businessman and attorney who represented many mobsters including members of the Purple Gang, was shot and killed in the hotel's restaurant by his former business partner.

It is believed that Isaiah is one of the ghosts that inhabits the Doherty Hotel. Guests and staff have reported seeing shadows and apparitions throughout the building. Unexplained noises (including music playing and people talking as if a party is going on), doors opening and closing, and the smell of perfume have also been reported. Paranormal investigators have caught EVPs including the voice of a man (thought to be Isaiah Leebove) and of a woman's voice, thought to be Helen "Grandma" Doherty, the matriarch of the family and original owner. The ghost of a little, old, grey-haired lady has been seen numerous times and people think she may be Grandma Doherty as well.

According to LoopNet's website:

Once home to a speakeasy during prohibition, this amenity-rich hotel includes 157-guest rooms, an Irish Pub, with banquet & conference facilities. Notable facility amenities include an indoor heated pool & jacuzzi and electric vehicle charging stations. Located in the heart of golf country and only 20 minutes from Soaring Eagle Casino, the property sits on 3.45 acres. There are exceptional revenues with major upside potential for new ownership to increase bottom line. The Doherty Hotel & Conference Center operates on a Seasonal Business Year starting on Oct. 1 and ending on Sept. 30. Multigenerationally owned (90+ Years) with unique historical presence in the City of Clare and well-established reputation...


Location: 604 N. McEwan Street, Clare, MI 48617

Price: $6,250,000

Agent: Marcus & Millichap

Contact: (248)415-2665

For more information, check out this link.



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