TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - New business coming to Terre Haute' south side as a longtime hotel looks to update their look and add new restaurants and possibly another hotel.
For over 50 years the Holiday Inn off Third Street and Interstate 70 has been a staple of the south end of town. But, the owners have plans to build up even more around the hotel.
That's the reason the owners went before Vigo County's Area Planning commission Wednesday night to divide the property into individual plots.
By doing so the owners would be able add new businesses and expand some that are there already.
The owners said they are looking to add at least two new restaurants to the area. One which they believe will be a Panda Express and another they are looking to make into a steak house as well.
But another part of the plotting of the land means they can add possibly another hotel to this land.
Still the biggest change to area could come from the renovation of the Holiday Inn.
The land owner Jim Dora Jr. said in order to continue on as part of the Holiday Inn chain they have to update their building.
He hinted, Wednesday night, they may demolish the two story building attached to it.
"My re-licensing is really like doing a ground up construction project so ill try to utilize parts of the building that have value, in my mind the tower and you can redo a tower or you can gut it and completely rebuild it," he said.
The Area Planning Commission gave the land re-plotting a favorable recommendation, but the process isn't over yet, the Vigo County Council will have to vote to approve it.
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