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Hotel to Become New Senior Living Facility

The former and vacant Days Inn in Eureka is set to have new life as an independent senior living facility.

Senior citizens searching for independent living quarters, complete with a ramp into a swim and exercise pool, have something to which to look forward.

The former Days Inn hotel in is being turned into a full, independent senior living complex of 150 apartments, said Julie Wood, Eureka director of economic development. The building at 15 Hilltop Village Center was last offered commercially as America's Best Value Inn. In the past, it first operated as a Motel 6. 

"There will be mostly one bedroom apartments, we believe, with a few two bedroom options," Wood said.

She said the facility will incorporate the hotel's pool and shuffle board area.

The building was purchased from .

The first phase of the complex is expected to take about a year to finish; it includes updating the building's facade. The asphalt parking lot across the street from the hotel eventually will torn out to create a park.

Wood just returned from RECON, the largest retail conference in the United States. She said she was there "building trust and familarity" for Eureka's offerings.

Julie Brown Patton June 19, 2012 at 01:05 PM
Thanks, Eddie Buck, for that additional bit of history. That's at least four hotel chains for one building, correct?
Julie Brown Patton June 19, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Jo Beck, it sounds as though they are working on that first phase and then will have a better idea. Last night, I saw dumpsters on the side of the building. Maybe they will gut the building and then get a better prediction?
Steve Collins June 19, 2012 at 02:08 PM
This is an awesome reuse for this hotel! Adding a eourth senior facility in Eureka is great for families who wish to move aging parents to town.
Eileen Tyrrell June 19, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Whoo Hoo! this is great news for Eureka!! Filling eye sore of a building and refurbishing the property is progress. Good job Julie Wood; keep it up.
jimmiebigballs June 19, 2012 at 04:51 PM
There is no question the building will fail for that kind of a use. Way to large and impersonal. People have tried the retro-fit for years of these hotels. i suggest the guys doing it must have deep pockets! Good Luck but NO WAY will it make it.

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