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Workers remove the last of the old awning from the front of the hotel on Monday.
New life for Ellen Dean

Lancaster’s Ellen Dean Hotel, which was owned by the late Mayor Joe Shaw and his wife, Charlotte, is being sold to a group of investors.
The investors, incorporated as Ellen Dean LLC, include some from Lancaster, but the main participants are based in Charlotte.
Joe Shaw Jr. said Tuesday he can’t comment on exactly what the group has in mind for his parents’ White Street property, but that the investors intend to continue the legacy of the once-elegant hotel just as his father did.