City OK’s Adding Hotel To Two Rivers Convention Center
In the ongoing effort to attract more convention business to the area, the city and other downtown business officials gave the go-ahead to add a 100-room hotel and a 10,000-square-foot ballroom to the Convention Center. The ballroom project is excepted to cost over $12 million and the total project completed by the spring of 2021.
The downtown arena deal didn't fly with voters. I thought the arena idea was a good one but I'm not sure a market of this size can support the concert and sporting events it would take to make a significant economic impact. The convention business is a safer bet. We've got lots to offer within an hour of downtown and that makes for a great company or convention location. Let's hope this addition will help drive those downtown visitors and give a boost to the Grand Junction economy.
Credit: The Daily Sentinal