The owners of the Tisbury Inn plan to demolish the old building early in February, with an eye toward building a new hotel and health center. Susan Goldstein, who with her husband Sherman owns the inn, said yesterday they are talking with local contractors about taking down what remains of the complex, at the head of Main street in Tisbury, which was ruined in a fire that began in the evening of Saturday, Dec. 15.

The Tisbury Inn was destroyed Saturday night by a fire that started in mid-evening and wasn't fully extinguished until late afternoon Sunday. More than 100 firefighters and public safety personnel were called to the center of the town to fight the blaze at the landmark hotel.