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Connections: What will be the future of the Cadillac Hotel?

What will be the future of the Cadillac Hotel? The historic building in downtown Rochester was acquired by developer DHD Ventures in October, but the company has yet to release plans detailing the property’s future. Many people are wondering what will happen to members of Rochester’s homeless population who are often housed there when shelters run out of available beds. The living conditions in the hotel have been criticized by local shelter leaders, and the county stopped housing people there in 2016 because it didn’t meet standards.

These issues were the focus of a recent piece in Open Mic Roc. We talk about what the Open Mic team learned while reporting on the Cadillac, and we discuss how local homeless families could be impacted by changes with the hotel. Our guests:

Connections Homeless
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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