The Holiday Inn on the Lane closed its doors for good on Monday afternoon, but it didn't happen
without a little difficulty.
"We had to find the keys to lock the door because it's never been locked," said Marty Sims, food
and beverage director at the hotel. "It's never been locked since we've been here."
The hotel -- which has hosted everything from Saturday tailgate parties to families visiting
campus -- will be coverted into a student dormitory, 10TV News reported.
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Campus Partners paid $19 million for the hotel. Renovations are expected to cost about $6
million, 10TV News reported.
The new dorm is expected to house 480 students when it reopens this fall.
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