My husband and I recently completed the renovation of our 100+-year-old, historic building on our town Square. We lovingly restored this beauty over the past year and it was truly an adventure. Today, we are the proud owners of a boutique 7-room suite hotel upstairs along with three retail spaces downstairs.
Today, we received an "anonymous" email that was sent also to our City Council Members, the Mayor, our local newspaper, and several others in our town. This email tries to imply that the name of our Hotel is racist.
We creatively named the hotel The "N" on the Square. If you look at the logo, you see the letter N on top of a square - thus creating the N on the Square. Since we are on our historic Square, we thought this was a great and simple marketing idea.
To have someone believe that our intent of the letter "N" is something derogatory is taking this way too far! Really? Now, letters of the alphabet are being implied to mean something terrible?
It's time for those who want to twist everything into something negative needs to assess their own hearts. We have NEVER, ever thought this letter implied anything than the play on words for "Inn" that we intended. Anyone suggesting something else needs to explore their own heart.
Let's stop trying to turn everything into racism and hatred. We have a beautifully restored building that is bringing revenue and value to our town. We are proud of what we have built and we will firmly stand by our good name as well as the good name of our business.