Esperanza on auction block

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

The owner of the Esperanza Mansion, David Wegman, has announced his retirement and that he will be selling the Esperanza Mansion in an online auction this fall. 

In a press statement, Wegman thanked the many customers, employees, and the community for their support since opening 14 years ago. While a popular venue for formal events over those years, Esperanza struggled to keep a year-round restaurant viable.

Wegman says the hotel and banquet facilities will remain open to service scheduled events until Nov. 1, and they are still taking inquires for 2017 to pass on to the new owners.

“The Esperanza has always held a special place in the hearts of our family,” says Wegman, adding, “And we hope it will continue into the future with the greatest success.”

The online auction begins Oct. 19 and closes Oct. 25. Information about the auction can be found at