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City's First Boutique Hotel Aims To Elevate The Downtown Experience

Credit Courtesy/The Bradley
Located at 204 West Main Street, The Bradley enjoys a prime location in what some call the city's dining district.

The Bradley is a new local enterprise in downtown Fort Wayne, located at the gateway of the city's waterfront revitalization zone.

Born of Midwestern charm and modern design sensibilities, the flavor of the arts-forward boutique hotel resonates with locals and travelers alike from its west Main street address, evoking a sense of warmth from an inviting front lobby all the way up to the dramatic skyline view to be found from its popular rooftop bar.

For a look behind the scenes and into the heart of this unique operation, WBOI's Julia Meek sat down with its founder, Barbara Bradley Baakgaard and Carmen McGee, general manager of its restaurants, Birdie's and Arbor, to discuss what its bringing to the community.

Listen to an informal side reflection Barbara Bradley Baakgaard and Carmen McGee shared with Julia Meek about The Bradley's unique impact on their professional lives.

For more information about the facility, visit The Bradley website.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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