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Anniston lodging tax up after tornado, hotel opening | Business

When Fort McClellan was still open, the stretch of Alabama 21 that runs through Lenlock was a great place to operate a hotel, Harry Patel says. 

The Army base, closed 20 years ago, once brought thousands of soldiers, and a steady stream of guests, to the area. Today, it’s not so easy.

“People come to us when their power is out and they need a place to stay,” said Patel, owner of Knights Inn and McClellan Inn in Lenlock.

The city collected $90,773…

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