Gere's Hotel Plans Hit A Snag
Richard Gere's plans to become the latest celebrity to open a hotel have hit a snag. The NY Daily News reports that Gere and his business partner Russell Hernandez paid $2.7 million for a 14-acre property in Bedford, New York. They plan to turn a fixer-upper old housing into a hotel and restaurant but need town approval in order to compete renovations because the buildings on the property are historic landmarks. Gere can't get town approval until it is proven that the plan will include handicap access. Hopefully by keeping his ambitions small,Gere will have better luck than some other celebs such as George Clooney and his ill-fated Las Ramblas project.