By Carol McIntire
July 20, 2012
The I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed on the lease agreement for Atwood Lake Resort and Golf Course.
Carroll County Commissioners signed the agreement Thursday along with officials from Radius Hospitality, the group selected to operate and develop the facility over the next five years.
Scott Yaeager, president of Radius Hospitality, told the FPS the “tough part is over and now it is time to move forward.”
The company is planning an Oct. 1 opening.
“We have a lot to do to get ready, but we are already in there working,” he said. “The rooms will all have new beds and TVs and will be nice.”
The company originally announced they planned to open to the oil and gas industry, which Yaeger said is where they expect a lot of their business to come from initially.
“However,” he said, “We will not turn business away. We want to make sure everything is resort quality before we go out and solicit business.”
Radius Hospitality plans to have the food and beverage side of the business open at about the same time. “We are planning to open the restaurant in October within a week or two of the opening, pending we are able to get necessary equipment ordered and received.”
Work on the golf course is expected to begin soon as well. “You can expect to see activity on the Par 3 course within the next 30-45 days as we plan to open it next spring to the public,” he noted.
In order to make the opening happen, Radius officials are planning a job fair Aug. 15 at the resort from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Interested applicants should take a resume and plan for a brief interview.
The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District transferred ownership of Atwood to Carroll County Commissioners in February this year. Commissioners sought proposals to operate the facility for a period of five years under a lease and received four proposals. Radius was selected to revive and facility and turn into a resort and world class golf course.