ST. JOSEPH -- A new cozy space to spend a vacation is coming to St. Joseph. The Estates Bed & Breakfast will be opening in August right next to Bad Habit Brewing.

The city approved the rezoning of the building from a rental to commercial property at Monday's meeting.

Owner Cory Ehlert says he wanted to fill a niche that wasn't previously in town.

"We wanted to bring something to the marketplace that really wasn't in St. Joe's, and we found that was a quite, quaint little B&B."

Ehlert also says, there will be some major renovations.

"We have a big renovation plan for it, each suite will have it's own bathroom, some added private space and a desk/office area."

Along with renovating the suites, the common area will feature a library and formal dining room, and bar.

Ehlert says he's also looking to partner with Bad Habit and Bello Cucina's for discounts and specials once the Estates open.

This will be the first Bed & Breakfast in the city.

Photo Credit: Cory Ehlert