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La Quinta Inn, 1335 Garner Lane (I-20 frontage rd): 2000s   3 comments

Posted at 11:20 pm in historic,stores

I can't for the life of me recall what chain this motel belonged to, though I believe the closing is fairly recent. I'd have liked to walk on back into the property and get some more shots, but the place is "posted" to a fare-thee-well. I'm not sure what the deal is with the place. It looks like they have started a renovation, but there is also a "For Sale" sign, and I can't imagine anyone renovating it on speculation. At any rate, if you need a couch, I think you could get one here fairly easily..

Garner Lane is one of those odd and obnoxious streets that you can only get to by starting down an Interstate on-ramp (in this case the East-bound on-ramp for I-20 from Broad River Road), and to make matters worse, traffic leaving has to get back on the I-20 ramp -- going the wrong way! I don't think I have been down there since Julie's closed. I had never driven all the way to the end before; it stops at a driving range on the river flood plain. (Curiously, nobody was out when I was there). I also see that the Touch of India restaurant from the doomed Intersection Center has moved down there. I wish them luck, it seems like a difficult spot for a restaurant.

UPDATE 25 June 2008: Commenter "Ken" identifies it as a La Quinta Inn, which with that info I am able to verify via google -- I've changed the post title from "Unknown Motel" to "La Quinta Inn".

UPDATE 30 April 2009: It's now open as a Quality Inn

Written by ted on June 24th, 2008

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  1. Pretty sure that was a La Quinta Inn.

    Ken

    25 Jun 08 at 8:00 am

  2. (regarding Touch of India) - anywhere other than the "Intersection Center" (whoo! sexy name!) is an improvement. At least you have visibility from I-20.

    Food is good there as well - they have the obligatory buffet now. (I've been to it at both locations)

    Ironchef

    25 Jun 08 at 11:01 am

  3. I want to try it sometime. However, I tried soon after their move, and they violated Ted's Rules for Restaurants #1 -- "Honor Your Posted Hours" which ticked me off a bit.

    My current fave is the one in the Economy Inn on Bush River though I haven't tried the one in the old Howard Johnson since they changed owners.

    ted

    25 Jun 08 at 12:55 pm

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