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The Journal’s Potomac River Festival, May 2013

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The newly remodeled River Edge Inn fills a badly needed role at Colonial Beach Richard Leggitt Many visitors to Colonial Beach over the past several years have expressed their concerns about being unable to find modern, clean, affordable lodging with accommodations for large groups of guests. With their purchase and extensive remodeling of the former Days Inn on the riverfront, John and Soo Chung are working to remedy that situation. Their River Edge Inn is open for business, offering a warm, cozy and restful place to stay at the beach. “Everything is new and we’re ready for business,” said front desk hostess Stephanie Dirolf of Colonial Beach. One of the first goals of the Chungs, who are from Northern Virginia, is to repair the reputation of the 60-room waterfront inn, which suffered through hard times with the closing of the old Days Inn and a subsequent foreclosure. The Chungs bought the inn in December. “For starters, they replaced everything,” Dirolf said. “Absolutely anything you can think of, they have replaced. Our lobby has been remodeled, and we have a new breakfast bar for guests where we will serve our guests bagels, cereal, pastries and waffles, as well as

“The Chungs have turned this place into a much more familyoriented place to stay.” — Stephanie Dirolf juice, coffee and tea in the mornings.” The River Edge Inn rooms are clean, warm and welcoming. The Chungs have replaced the carpet, curtains, beds, frames, linens, furniture and fixtures. “There are new refrigerators, flat screen TVs, telephones and wi-fi in each room,” said Dirolf. The rooms have all been repainted in soothing colors. The inn’s website is being revamped and their advertising is being upgraded. “We want everyone to know about us,” Dirolf said. “The Chungs have turned this place into a much more family-oriented place to stay.” Families and guests staying at the River Edge Inn will have a splendid view of the five-mile wide Potomac River, a beach

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said Dirolf. “We hope everyone will stop by for a great room and a great view.” The River Edge Inn is located on the waterfront at 30 Colonial Avenue. Reservations can be made by calling (804) 410-2087.

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