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24-year-old man found shot at Kalahari, Sandusky


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Six individuals have been charged today after a 24-year-old man was found shot and killed inside of the employee housing facility at Kalahari Indoor Waterpark in Sandusky.

https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/crime/kalahari-shooting-and-murder-three-arrested/95-9dcabf30-d5ba-4681-bcf5-e024c0ac61cf

Tragic news.

The article is a tad misleading about the employee housing.  Extended Stay is a hotel that appears to be contracted out by Kalahari.  

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It should be noted that the property where this incident took place is not the actual Kalahari in Sandusky, but is an Extended Stay, where some of the employees that work at Kalahari live..

Tragic news.  Thoughts are with the victim`s family.

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1 hour ago, CoastersRZ said:

It should be noted that the property where this incident took place is not the actual Kalahari in Sandusky, but is an Extended Stay, where some of the employees that work at Kalahari live..

The property used to be a Travelodge.  At this point, I can't find any evidence that it's being available to the public to rent out rooms.  Something tells me "Extended Stay Sandusky" is the name Kalahari uses to refer to this employee housing facility which they own...  (Okay, all evidence points to that.)

Erie County Auditor records show the property registered to:

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TL ACQUISITION LLC
PO BOX 590
WISCONSIN DELLS WI 53965

Very clever name for a holding company to acquire the former Travelodge, eh?

Anyway, that then leads you to Acacia Hospitality which identifies itself as:

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A division of Kalahari Development Co., Acacia Hospitality® provides a wide range of unique services to businesses and organizations operating in the hospitality industry.

And further provides an address of:

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Acacia Hospitality
P.O. Box 590
1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells WI 53965

Which, as you might have imagined, is the address for none other than Kalahari - Wisconsin Dells, WI.  Home of Kalahari HQ.

https://www.kalahariresorts.com/wisconsin/help/contact-us/

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MAILING ADDRESS

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

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Interestingly, there appears to be no signage from the street indicating the current use of the facility.  Just a sign with directions for taxis and shuttles to pick up/drop off.

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Well I stand corrected.  The way the article was written, from a brief reading of it made it sound like it was not directly affiliated with Kalahari.  Could be Kalahari`s way of trying to distance themselves from this incident.

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Yeah, I have no idea why they named it "Extended Stay Sandusky".  Especially since it's a dumpy old motel, not set up like an extended stay property with suites containing at least a kitchenette, etc. - unless they renovated it after acquisition.

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Interesting finds on the "hotel".  Knowing it probably would not be a hotel that would get many yearly guests, it still is quite the investment for Kalahari to make for employees to stay.

It does speak volumes on why CP had difficulty finding enough employees during the pandemic.

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Fun fact, Cedar Point also owns a former motel in town that is used for employee housing.  It's the former Budget Host Inn on Cleveland Road, just east of the causeway, behind Castaway Bay.

Acquired in 2019: https://sanduskyregister.com/news/93554/cedar-point-buys-motel-for-1m/

Used during the pandemic as a "quarantine hotel": https://sanduskyregister.com/news/245697/cp-hotel-welcomes-frontline-workers/

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