( Lytle Park ) - The Anna Louise Inn has been fighting efforts by Western & Southern Financial Group to buy the women's shelter for years, but word from W&S today, they've agreed to sell.

Western & Southern says it's buying the property for $4 million. Vice President of Corporate Communications, Michael Laatsch, says it's very important that the residents of the Anna Louise Inn aren't relocated until after their new facility is done. "They have a new site up in Mt Auburn, across from the United Way, that they expect to be the new home of the Anna Louise Inn."

Laatsch says once the shelter is moved, Western & Southern will redevelop the property into a hotel. "We think that that can become an anchor for additional redevelopment in Lytle Park that could include some new restaurants, and possibly redevelopement of our home offices."