Courtesy Inn going down = Fairfield Inn going up
Demolition of the Courtesy Inn is picking up speed to clear the way for a new hotel to be built in northwest Rochester.
Once the old 44-room Courtesy Inn is torn down, a group of local investors will start construction of a 91-room, four-story Fairfield Inn & Suites hotel on the site at 510 17th Ave. N.W. That's near the Miracle Mile Shopping Center.
Parts of the Courtesy Inn date to 1952, when Marcel Prow opened Prow's Hotel.
The local investors are led by Nick Pompeian and Harshal Patel.Construction of the Fairfield Inn is expected to take between six to eight months.