GR orders Landmark motel to close

GR orders Landmark motel to close

There are 72 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Mar 31, 2009, titled GR orders Landmark motel to close. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

The city of Grand Rapids is forcing the Landmark motel to shut its doors. Tonight the Landmark Motel along 28th Street near Division Ave.

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Wyoming, MI

#2 Mar 31, 2009
Well, I guess we'll send all the pedophiles out onto the street and see about locating them. At least having the landmark allowed for this type of crap to stay out of a majority of our neighborhoods. Now this will move into the neighborhood's where we live. People who live in these cheap motels will become sqauters in the 1000's of forclosed houses around Grand Rapids. So look out resident's, here comes the trash!
John M

Rockford, MI

#3 Mar 31, 2009
Well then there are quite a few hotels in G.R. we need to shut down then if prostitution and drug use are the reasoning. I have seen a few women at the Motel 6 on Alpine that I would have guessed were working women. Is the Walker police turning a blind eye to this because if a ordinary citizen can spot this surely so can law enforcement.

United States

#4 Mar 31, 2009
ho tel ?
so broke

Denver, CO

#5 Mar 31, 2009
Now where am I going to take the girls?

Denver, CO

#6 Mar 31, 2009
Good, this place is absolutely disgusting!!!

Allendale, MI

#7 Apr 1, 2009
I think the government goes to far when it forces businesses to close.

Ligonier, PA

#9 Apr 1, 2009
Terry Lynn Land = slumlord
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

United States

#10 Apr 1, 2009
Govt involving itself in private business again. Obama fires GM CEO and now the City has the power to take a families livelihood away.

Plainwell, MI

#11 Apr 1, 2009
I lived behind the Landmark hotel for over 5 years and the neighborhood association and neighbors were always fighting with the owners to get rid of the prostitutes. The police were called almost every night and they always followed the johns back to the Landmark hotel. It got so bad that we moved 6 years ago because of that place. Why does it take a new city clerk to get the job done of getting rid of them? The Land family are sleeze landlords wherever they own hotel property.
uh oh

Deerfield, IL

#12 Apr 1, 2009
Are ALL of the residents prostitutes?

There may be homeless or mentally challenged individuals living there on a fixed income.

Where will they go?

It is a dive but what about those who have no where else to go? Who lives there by choice?
uh oh

Deerfield, IL

#13 Apr 1, 2009
Sorry about the double post. Grrrrrrrrrrr

Grand Rapids, MI

#14 Apr 1, 2009
now if they could just close these dumpy ones on Plainfield...

Jenison, MI

#15 Apr 1, 2009
I noticed our city is really good at closing businesses. Not so good at attracting new ones, or helping existing ones, just shutting down the ones they don't like. This means you and I get to pay more taxes for the lost revenue from the businesses THEY choose to shut down.(remember Europe...ANYONE?)
DJ p

Grand Rapids, MI

#16 Apr 1, 2009
what to do here? have another empty junky building sitting their or get rid of a ho-tell?
concerned citizen

Big Rapids, MI

#17 Apr 1, 2009
Matt wrote:
Terry Lynn Land = slumlord
Are you serious? The business belongs to our
Secretary of State? You gotta be kidding!

Grand Rapids, MI

#18 Apr 1, 2009
i currently live at the landmark and its a shame with u people writing these comments in a negitive way this place has only treated me good as long as i lived here and now i have nowhere to go plus this place gave me a summer job so i cant say its a bad place but u say wat u want i know in my heart its a good place!

Since: Apr 09

Pueblo, CO

#19 Apr 1, 2009
Huh, in Grandville?

United States

#20 Apr 1, 2009
Great. This won't end the problem, just relocate the problem.

Since: Sep 08

Grand Rapids, MI

#21 Apr 1, 2009
GR should be helping these businesses not shutting them down. The comments to the effect that this will just move the problems elsewhere is correct. GR has been driving these folks out of Heartside little by little. I love the part about they are going to let the long term residents stay until their leases expire. The owner is supposed to honor those leases while the rest of his business is shut down? How is he supposed to pay the bills. If an owner rents a room to someone who has several "guests" in an evening what is the owner supposed to do. Does the Amway Grand prevent that type of activity, how about the more upscale hotels on 28th. I just don't think they have thought this through which does not surprise me.

Since: Sep 08

Grand Rapids, MI

#22 Apr 1, 2009
Matt wrote:
Terry Lynn Land = slumlord
According to county records the Land clan does not own this hotel.

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