What is happening with the old Danville Hotel? Books & Movies, posted by Kathleen Boas, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jul 5, 2010 at 12:03 pm
We have noticed a Construction trailer and fencing placed around the back side, on Railroad Ave.,of the old Danville Hotel, what is going to happen to the old Danville Hotel? We would like to see it restored to its' old glory!
Posted by Barbara, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jul 6, 2010 at 2:48 pm
It's a holding pen for the construction equipment for the Veteran's Bldg.
It would be great if a gourmet doughnut place opened in town - that's sounds really good - it's the new trendy thing taking the place of the cupcake rage. Oh sorry - I'm responding to the previous article on Subway in the HS.
Posted by Judith Clark, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jul 7, 2010 at 7:48 am
First off that old relic on Railroad is not the Danville Hotel. It was built in the 60's as a western shopping village and cheaply done so at that. The Danville Hotel is still there on Hartz and will remain. The old piece of junk on Railroad needs to go.
Posted by Resident 46 years, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jul 7, 2010 at 11:19 am
This hotel and surrounding buildings could have been restored years ago! This was once the pride of Danville. Wonderful first class resturant, quaint shops and many fun family events throughout the year.
The ploy being to let the place run down, no maintenance, run off the existing businesses, wait long enough and then cry eyesore etc.
Now, why not tear down the mess, put in a parking lot with meters, more revenue.....whoopie....goes beautifully with the austere veterans building, sans trees, across the street. Another grand plan. Good Grief!!!
Posted by N, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jul 7, 2010 at 6:48 pm
I've been a Danville resident for over 35 years, and I think they should have restored the buildings near the hotel. Not everthing has to look NEW, and it would have cost a lot less money for the city to restore it. It would have been nostalgic.
Posted by Derek, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jul 8, 2010 at 8:15 am
I agree with Resident 46 years and "N", though Judith also was correct when she said it was built cheaply - like they used wood that already had termites. This would have fit very well if it had been built to better standards and maintained, and even in it's sad state it's still less ugly than the 3-story Wells Fargo building, the vet's Hall, or the office structure behind Country Waffles. I hope to heck the owners and city have abandoned their plans for another three story "bloc" building.
I was wondering what the deal was too, so thanks for asking Kathleen.