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    Motel One Ordered Closed By Friday

    April 19, 2012

    by Mandie Trimble

    89.7 NPR News Reporter

    Franklin County Environmental Court Judge Harland Hale has ordered a neglected hotel on East Broad Street to be shut down by noon Friday. Motel One’s closure will be temporary. But Columbus City Attorney Rick Pfeiffer said his office will ask the judge next week to make that permanent.

    READ MORE: http://beta.wosu.org/news/2012/04/19/motel-one-ordered-closed-by-friday/



    looks like the type of place that charges by the hour



    Motel One is a pretty nice chain of hotels in Germany. I bet there’s been a few funny-to-us-but-unfortuane-for-them mixups because of that.



    Judging from postcards, this was pretty nice decades gone by, when it was called “40 Winks”. Sad how businesses and neighborhoods start out with the best intentions decline like this. Like this who stretch of E. Main, the businesses stayed there for the quick bucks and profit rather than investing in upkeep, maintenance, etc. Sad. That sign though is still pretty neat.



    It’s not East Broad though, it is East MAIN.

    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans

    Columbusneon said:
    It’s not East Broad though, it is East MAIN.

    Correct! Looks like WOSU named the wrong street in their article.



    When my Dad was transferred to Columbus in 1959, Owens-Illinois temporarily housed him in the 40 Winks motel. He ate and drank at the Pink Elephant bar & grill across the street. The area was pretty nice at the time and he ended up buying a house on Ashburton Rd. nearby.



    Trial Underway to Decide Fate of Columbus Motel
    Updated: Tuesday, February 19 2013, 08:31 PM EST

    The fate of a troubled East Side motel will be decided by a judge. Columbus city attorneys say the Motel One on East Main St. near Whitehall is a public nuisance, and should be shut down permanently. The motel’s owners, however, say they’re victims of the crime in their neighborhood. Proceedings began this afternoon at the Franklin County Courthouse in front of Environmental Court Judge Harland Hale. In April, 2012, Judge Hale ordered Motel One closed and its tenants out. But the motel’s attorney, Titus Donnell, said his clients have tried to complete necessary renovations.

    READ MORE: http://www.myfox28columbus.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wsyx_trial-underway-decide-fate-columbus-motel-22398.shtml



    Neighbors Cheer as Judge Makes Sure Motel is being Demolished
    Updated: Wednesday, September 17 2014, 06:26 PM EDT

    COLUMBUS (Lisa Rantala) — Neighbors celebrated near Whitehall as a judge checked the progress on a nuisance hotel himself. Environmental judge Dan Hawkins held an on site hearing at Motel One off Main Street Wednesday afternoon, after he ordered the hotel must come down.

    READ MORE: http://www.myfox28columbus.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/neighbors-cheer-judge-makes-sure-motel-being-demolished-35223.shtml#.VBriWEvjPwI

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