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Owner of Copeland's in Longview files for bankruptcy

Longview, Texas (Longview News-Journal) - Dante Hahn, a Longview-area real estate developer and property owner, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for his Copeland's of New Orleans restaurant, hotels and other properties, reporting debts in the tens of millions of dollars.

Contacted Monday, Hahn said the businesses would continue to operate during reorganization and emerge from bankruptcy in better position for the future.

"Obviously, I am paying employees," he said. "It's not horror stories."

Hahn's attorney, Judith Ross of Dallas, filed a motion May 1 in the Sherman Division of the Eastern District of Texas to consolidate six Chapter 11 cases. The motion states Hahn Hotels of Sulphur Springs LLC, Hahn Hotels LLC, Sleep Inn Property LLC, SI of Longview LLC and Copeland's of Longview LLC are wholly owned subsidiaries of Hahn Investments LLC.

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