Items from the historic Yorktowne Hotel in downtown York City will be auctioned off this spring ahead of a $20 million renovation, according to the Central Penn Business Journal.

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The Journal reports Kim Hogeman, the manager of community affairs for the York County Economic Alliance who is also involved in the renovation, will help select a York-area auction firm to conduct the sales, likely to be held over two Saturdays in May.

The York County Industrial Development Authority, which owns the Yorktowne, closed it in November for a two-year project to create a "mixed-use commercial" property, with an emphasis on creating a first-class downtown hotel.

The authority announced in October it had received a $10 million matching grant from the state for the project.

The Journal reports the authority is expected to name a construction manager for the project and possibly a hotel operator to run the renovated Yorktowne when its members meet on April 4.

The hotel, which originally opened its doors in 1925, is expected to reopen in 2018.

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