The Yankee Pedlar Inn, which is soon to become a Best Western affiliate, is seen Wednesday. BEN LAMBERT — The Register Citizen

The Yankee Pedlar Inn, which is soon to become a Best Western affiliate, is seen Wednesday. BEN LAMBERT — The Register Citizen

A downtown Torrington landmark is about to get a new owner as the Yankee Pedlar Inn will soon become a Best Western affiliate, reports the Register Citizen.

Plans for extensive renovations at the Main Street location were approved unanimously by the Planning and Zoning Commission, although the exterior will remain largely unchanged save for some new lighting, signage and some other minor changes.  However, the rooms and public areas inside the building will undergo extensive renovation, with new electrical systems, plumbing, flooring and fresh paint.  Still, the aim of the project is to retain the “charm” of the inn. “It’s going to be beautiful,” City Planner Martin Connor told the paper.

Yankee Pedlar Inn to become Best Western affiliate