Remember the Colonial Inn in downtown Roch.?
OK, this is a completely random subject, but one of my automatic Web searches triggered this nostalgic moment.
A 1917 postcard depicting Rochester's former Colonial Inn hotel at 114 Second St. S.W. is for sale right now on eBay.
Yeah, I know EVERYTHING is for on eBay right now, but this just caught my attention.
Mayo Clinic bought the Colonial Inn for $1.4 million in 2001. The Colonial Inn House Cafe, a sort of informal Mayo Clinic smokers lounge and good place for breakfast in the basement of the inn, closed Dec. 12, 2002.
Then the hotel was demolished in 2007. It is currently a Mayo parking lot.
Another notable point (to me personally) is that the postcard was mailed to Argus, Ind., a small town that was covered by a newspaper – The Sentinel – I worked for years ago.
The name of the Indiana city where The Sentinel newspaper is based?
OK, that ends Jeff's nostalgia session for the day and we return to our regularly scheduled business news and buzz.