New Motel 6 Adds to Interchange Business for York
11 Apr 2014
Officials say a new brand and new name is just the beginning for the Motel 6 just south of the I-80 York exit.
Bosselman Companies Hospitality Division Manager Brent Johnson says the motel’s 60 rooms will be renovated in phases. He says they’re excited to have another property that will attract interstate travelers.
“We have other motels here in the state of Nebraska, a truck stop, convenience stores – so it’s a consumer that we know and understand and feel like it’s a part of the business we can do well with,” says Johnson.
And even though the interstate is a few miles from the business district of York, it’s still a part of city limits, so economic development officials say growth there is good for the whole community.
“We collect all the tax revenues off of there, that’s how we’re able to maintain one of the lowest levies, actually the lowest levy in the state” says York County Development Corporation Executive Director Cassie Seagren. “Our figures this year came out at 12 cents which is pretty remarkable for a town our size.”
Seagren says the hotels in York add up to over 600 rooms, and she says traffic from events in other communities – like Husker Harvest Days – fills them to capacity.
“Not only having the rooms filled and having that high occupancy rate, but knowing that those travelers are going to spend money on gas, they’re going to spend money on food, entertainment, some shopping,” she says.
Johnson says that high traffic flow made them look at York.
“We have been looking for a property for quite a few years in this area, so when this property became available we were very excited,” he says, also noting that Bosselman Companies is building a new Pump and Pantry on the north side of the York interchange.
“It’s nice to be able to see an empty building being used again,” says Seagren.
Seagren says Motel 6 and the Pump and Pantry are just the beginning of change for that I-80 exit area. She says Cornerstone Bank’s CEO recently announced plans to build a new 28,000 sq. ft. convention center there too.
Story Courtesy of 1011 News Now