Det’on Cho Management LP Acquires 4105 Franklin Avenue
Det’on Cho Management LP and subsidiary Det’on Cho We Le Dai LP, operators of the Vital Abel Boarding Home, are pleased to announce the acquisition of 4105 Franklin Avenue, formerly known as the Slave Lake Inn. Opened in March 2019, the former Slave Lake Inn had been operated as a 31-unit hotel under previous ownership. The acquisition will lead to a transition of boarding home services from the Vital Abel Boarding Home in Ndilo to the new facility at 4105 Franklin.
“COVID-19 has demonstrated the need to think differently about how we provide services, and we are excited to make a major infrastructure investment that will improve our client’s comfort and safety”, said Clayton Thompson, General Manager of Det’on Cho Hospitality Group.
In a continued effort to create the best guest experience possible, Det’on Cho will immediately start renovations that will result in a modern facility that will better serve the needs of its medical travel guests. Installation of a new commercial kitchen and room enhancements will ensure that guests aremore comfortable and safer than ever before.
“Although Det’on Cho holds several real estate interests through partner companies, 4105 Franklin Avenue is the first commercial property 100% owned outside of Ndilo, which makes this a truly exciting project”, said Paul Gruner, President and CEO of Det’on Cho Management LP.
The long-term relationship with our client, the Northwest Territories Health and Social ServicesAuthority, has provided the foundation for Det’on Cho to make this investment. A contribution from CANNOR helped Det’on Cho build a viable business case resulting in a facility that will support medical travellers and sustain long-term Northern and Indigenous employment.
Det’on Cho’s current medical travel facility in Ndilo will be repurposed for community housing resulting in eleven apartment units for the Yellowknives Dene First Nation.
Det’on Cho is in the process of renaming 4105 Franklin Avenue, ultimately the new name will be representative of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation.