WORTHINGTON — In competition with two other interested parties, Worthington natives Robert Buysse and Mitch Clark were the high bidders on the Hotel Thompson for $410,000 at a live auction Thursday afternoon.

Both Buysse and Clark, who are uncle and nephew, grew up on Lake Okabena but currently live in North Carolina. They are partners in Clark Unlimited Properties, LLC.

Buysse and Clark intend to restore the Thompson's historic beauty and renovate the apartments for use.

"We're going to do it right," Clark promised.

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