Beacon Journal staff

KENT: An Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit has been granted to help restore the Franklin Hotel at 176 E. Main St., Kent.

The tax credit to Acorn Alley Infill Project is expected to be worth $955,750 for the restoration expected to cost $5,848,164.

The building went up in 1920 and has been used recently for retail and residential space. The renovated building would have a restaurant, offices and apartments.