The Brookdale Lodge has always been a part of Santa Cruz history. Built in 1890, it has been everything from a movie star getaway to a feature on television shows about haunted places. Now, after 4 years of being closed, Mr Patel (the new owner) has plans for a reopening. His vision combines a nostalgic restoration with modern amenities on the inside. He also plans to have shuttles to the beaches, as well as partnerships with local attractions. This will be an exciting development for the residents of Brookdale / Santa Cruz.