By Kelly Vaughn Kramer | Photo by Paul Markow
When hardware-store owner Floyd Holmes Sine had his fill of hammers and nails, he decided to jump into the furniture business. So, in 1926, he built a two-story storefront on Glendale's main drag. Glendale Furniture Co. thrived for a time before other shops moved into the space, and by 1989, owners had transformed the Sine Building into the Gaslight Inn. Gary and Teresa Outzen purchased the property — listed on the National Register of Historic Places — in 2011, saving it from a nearly four-year period of closure. They renovated the rooms, added Wi-Fi and flat-screen televisions, and incorporated the Olde Towne Glendale Wine and Beer Bar, which regulars have dubbed "the Cheers of Glendale," an homage to the popular '80s television show. "We have 10 beautifully decorated rooms, with the most comfortable beds," Teresa Outzen says. "The rooms are loaded with antiques." And even though Outzen admits that no celebrities, from the Cheers cast or otherwise, have stayed at the inn, "Every one of our guests is a star to us," she says.
The Gaslight Inn is located at 5745 W. Glendale Avenue in Glendale. For more information, call 623-934-5466 or visit www.gaslightinnaz.com.