- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 24, 2009

WABASHA, MINN. (AP) - A more than 150-year-old hotel famous for offering cat companions for feline-loving guests has closed its doors, a victim of the economic meltdown.

The Historic Anderson House in Wabasha (WAH’-buh-shaw) put a sign on its door last week and a recorded message of the closing on its phone line.

Built in 1856, the Anderson House was billed as the state’s oldest continuously operated inn.

It was known for its Dutch cooking and the staff of cats that overnight guests could borrow for companionship.

The closing is an economic blow to Wabasha, a Mississippi River town in southeastern Minnesota. Chris Fancher, director of the Wabasha-Kellogg Chamber of Commerce, says 15 to 20 people worked there.



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