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College Station Plaza Hotel coming down!!
Joe Ferreri’s Ramada Inn built in 1960 ended as the Plaza Hotel today! Many years of financial troubles and dilapidated buildings adjacent to the Hotel, contributed to the eventual demolition of the hotel. Many Aggies have walked the halls in the last 50+ years. Weddings, ring dunk parties, and many other gatherings walked the halls and corridors of the once 17 story addition to the College Station skyline. Being from the nearby city of Caldwell, I grew up passing by the hotel to go to Piggly Wiggly and Taco Bell on Texas Ave. I always knew we were close to Taco Bell when I could see the bottom half of the hotel from the back seat on FM 60 coming from Snook.
I can’t wait to see construction start on the new (rumor) student housing, shopping/eating center and night clubs. The College Station local economy will see a boost once the new structures are in place and open for business, so Aggies get ready!
My daughter, Hailey, was the videographer and I can’t find a better video online anywhere!! She did a great job!