Norwood Inn faces replacement by subdivision

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AVON-BY-THE-SEA — An application to subdivide the site of the Norwood Inn, a popular bar, restaurant and hotel built in 1888, has received an initial approval by the Avon-By-The-Sea Planning Board.

Attorney C. Keith Henderson sat beside business co-owner Philip Renna at the board’s meeting on Thursday, Nov. 9, to request approval for the Second Avenue property to be subdivided into three conforming residential lots.

Mr. Renna has owned the property with his wife, Rose, for the past two summer seasons.

According to Mr. Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Renna made the business decision that the Norwood Inn has “reached its lifetime expectancy and can no longer be repaired.”

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