Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

localtalent

Best Western/Hoffman House Closing

45 posts in this topic


DP Fox got their hands in this one too?

Dunno.

Maybe this is where the Ford dealership is moving....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dunno.

Maybe this is where the Ford dealership is moving....

Id be shocked, I thought they liked the Warehouse, I mean The worlds largest showroom :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jeff Hundley looks to have created a specialty of tearing down unused hotels and redeveloping the sites. :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, I'm surprised that gimmick lasted so long.

But 12 MILLION? for that spot? wow....

Meijer should buy it... Its expandable to 200,000 sq ft., and thats enough for a Meijer. They could use a better prescence on 28th St.

I don't know how anyone else feels but I will be sad to see that hotel go. As a kid we would always go camping on Memorial day Weekend. One year the weather was supposed to be horrible, so we ended up staying at the midway. I remember this as my first hotel experience. Well, we had a blast! The large pool/recreation area was so unlike all other hotels. It was very family friendly, and we had a room right next to a pool! As a kid this was heaven. We had been back several times over the years. In fact, after I came up to Grand Rapids for College, and have since stayed here, my sister would bring her kids up and they would stay there and it would be like old times.

Here's to 20 years of memories. :alc:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Meijer should buy it...

Wasn't this building originally built by Meijer as one of their warehouse concept stores? I think they were called Source clubs. Could be wrong.

I thought it was pretty cool that a dealership came along and saved what could have been a huge eyesore. Must not have worked well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wasn't this building originally built by Meijer as one of their warehouse concept stores? I think they were called Source clubs. Could be wrong.

I thought it was pretty cool that a dealership came along and saved what could have been a huge eyesore. Must not have worked well.

Nope, it was an HQ, (a Home Depot-type store). The Meijer Source Club was the current Home Depot at 28th and Patterson. Builder's Square and HQ were the two that didn't make it, but I think they were our first large hardware type stores.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nope, it was an HQ, (a Home Depot-type store). The Meijer Source Club was the current Home Depot at 28th and Patterson. Builder's Square and HQ were the two that didn't make it, but I think they were our first large hardware type stores.

correct! and the other two source clubs I know of, one turned into a Target and the other was demolished for the rivertown mall wasnt it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

not to sad to see it go, it is kind of ugly. I wonder what dealership is going to move there tho. what about Sharpe? It's kind of an akward place to have a Beamer dealership isnt it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's likely the Ford dealership being for sale and the Best Western are connected. Hundley is a good friend of Dan DeVos. The Ford dealership, which DeVos just bought, is way too big and the location is less desirable than a site with better view of the road that's farther east.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

wait, DPfox bought Duthler? Am I missing something, or did Fox Motors buy a different dealership.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


wait, DPfox bought Duthler? Am I missing something, or did Fox Motors buy a different dealership.

Duther Ford is now Fox Ford

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

holy crap that's huge, I've been out of town too long, That's such a massive dealership. So is fox going to consolidate all of its operations?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

holy crap that's huge, I've been out of town too long, That's such a massive dealership. So is fox going to consolidate all of its operations?

I think if you want to buy a car in GR, it'll say FOX ________ at the rate they're going!

I feel like they must have just about every brand represented by now!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fox pretty much owns everything except GM dealerships now, and Toyota Dealerships.

Although how much longer until the toyota dealership on 28th is bought? :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fox pretty much owns everything except GM dealerships now, and Toyota Dealerships.

Although how much longer until the toyota dealership on 28th is bought? :P

We buy our vehicles on Plainfield. ;) Or Muskegon (you can usually get a better deal).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fox pretty much owns everything except GM dealerships now, and Toyota Dealerships.

Although how much longer until the toyota dealership on 28th is bought? :P

What about Fox Pontiac, Buick, GMC on Alpine?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

most people forget the Alpine Dealership,

that's where I bought my Lucerne.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fox pretty much owns everything except GM dealerships now, and Toyota Dealerships.

Although how much longer until the toyota dealership on 28th is bought? :P

Did the loose the Mitsubishi line? I went to get my car serviced and they said they no longer sell them

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On the subject of hotels, they're going to build a Hilton Garden Inn on the East Beltline North of Woodland Mall and WMU. It will go on the empty lot where they cleared trees a year or two ago.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.