Clock Tower owners plan to sell, business inside relocating

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – The Clock Tower Resort has yet to reopen its doors after a deadly shooting back in October.

Other businesses inside have been waiting for promised repairs to the building only to find out Monday that the owners of the hotel plan to sell.

The owners of Totally You hair salon are packing up and moving to a new location on Riverside. Totally You is one of four businesses that were operating inside the Clock Tower resort and Spa.

The full-service salon tells us Clock Tower owners declined to pay their Nicor gas bill on March 10, leaving all of the businesses without hot water or heat. Salon owners say they contacted the owners of Clock Tower several times to tell them about the issues but they were unsuccessful.

“I told them several times that we have no hot water, we have no heat and we have no response. So for that reason, we had to leave. We were given no choice,” says Adrian Vasquez, owner of Totally You salon.

Totally You’s lease with the Clock Tower isn’t up until July 31. The business will be relocating to 61060 Riverside Boulevard in Loves Park.

The Clock Tower has faced multiple building code violations including faulty fire alarm security and door security that was discovered by city inspectors after a man was killed on October 15 at a party inside the hotel.

The hotel’s indoor water park, Coco Key Water Resort, has been closed since summer 2015 because of code violations.