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Being featured on national TV couldn't save Windsor Inn

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WINDSOR, Vt. -

A historic inn that catered to presidents, actors and was featured in the national TV show "Hotel Hell" still sits vacant in Windsor.

The Juniper Hill Inn went up for a tax sale last summer after the owners failed to pay the town $120,000 in back taxes. The bank plans to foreclose on the inn and put it up for sale. The town was hopeful that the buzz from the broadcast would have kept the business afloat.

"It has been frustrating because there seems to have been a lot of hope and potential. And I think many people knew that Gordon Ramsey was here a year and a half or so ago, and we really hoped that would kick starts things, to bring things back around. And there really was a flurry of activity that was associated with the show and the marketing that went with it. The inn was really busy for six or seven months after the show," said Tom Marsh, the town manager of Windsor.

Marsh says after that surge it wasn't enough to dig them out of the financial hole they were already in.

He says the inn sitting vacant isn't in the town's best interest. He would like to see somebody operate the inn's restaurant or some portion of the inn to maintain some activity.

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