A little more than a year after the Lone Steer Motel burns to the ground, investors release plans of building a new hotel in Steele.
Terry Strand is one of the roughly 20 local investors wanting to build a new hotel in Steele.
Strand says the group wants to go with a trade name.
After touring some other hotels in small towns, they are looking at building a Cobblestone Hotel.
The 2 story, 31 room hotel will be here, in the old Ampride location, right off I-94.
Strand says a hotel is needed in the area, because currently the town can't offer accommodations.(Terry Strand / Investor) "Whether it's sales people, even bank examiners that come into our shop. If they are here for a number of days, they either drive to Bismarck or Jamestown for accommodations cause we don't have anything in town. If we have relatives visiting where are they going to stay? There is no place in town."
Strand says construction is planned to start in March or April of 2014.
He says construction should take about 6 months and hopes to have the Hotel open by September.A major coffee chain is coming to ...... Steele.