DUNCANSVILLE - The Calvin House, a popular banquet and meeting facility, soon may be changing hands.
The Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission's Board of Directors on Wednesday approved a $200,000 Small Business First loan to help Joshua Patt and Samantha Patt Kozak, his sister, to form a limited partnership with the intention of purchasing the business and real estate on Route 220.
According to the project description, Patt's wife, Genevieve, is to work as the sales and marketing director.
The Victorian brick home was originally built in the 1800s as home of the Calvin family and since 1983 has been used for many banquets, business meetings, private dinner parties, and association gatherings and has provided catering to events such as weddings.
Since 2003, Patt and Kozak, have worked closely together operating Lake Raystown Resort Lodge and Conference Center, according to the planning commission. During that time, the business has undergone several large expansions, including the opening of the 22,000-square-foot full-service conference center in 2007.
Neither Patt nor Kozak were available to comment on the possible purchase. Calvin House owner Dennis Helsel said he did not wish to comment at the present time.