MOUNT DORA — For five years, Alexandra and Jim Gunderson have practically torn the long-neglected Lakeside Inn apart and put it back together again.
“The first year and a half were rough,” Jim Gunderson said. “There was so much to do and not the easy stuff. There was so much structural stuff, so much water damage.”
Like the never-ending business of painting the Golden Gate Bridge, the work necessary to keep the 122-year-old cluster of buildings ipsy-pipsy will be ongoing, but the Gundersons say they turned the corner two years ago and business has blossomed.