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By THOMAS SCHMITT
Hollidaysburg Correspondent 

Capitol Hotel in Hollidaysburg Closing For Now Due to COVID-19

 

October 21, 2021



Brian Laratonda and his family have owned the Capitol Hotel since 1970. Laratonda has worked in the business for 40 years, but the devastating economic effects of COVID-19 have made Laratonda decide to close the coffee shop/restaurant for now. Laratonda is hopeful to re-open it in late March or early spring of next year.

The three-story hotel includes 13 rooms and two apartments. The Pipe Room Bar/Lounge portion of the business will remain open. Laratonda says the Pipe Room and Hotel have actually been one entity since his father made it that way in 1975.

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