|From the August 5, 1976 Lorain Journal|
It ran in the Lorain Journal on August 5, 1976 – 40 years ago today – and chronicles the community reaction to the announcement that a Holiday Inn was going to be built in Downtown Lorain.
Of course, it didn't happen. But if it did, the hotel would be sitting right where the City Center parking lot is.
The quotes in the article are all very interesting. But the best one came from John Malinovsky, who was Lorain Police Chief at the time. "I'll believe it when I see it," he is quoted as saying. He also added, "If we got a Red Barn it would be an improvement.”
I first mentioned the Red Barn back on this 2009 post.