Entrepreneur gives motel new name, new character

Aug 14, 2019 at 07:00 am by Dale-RB


Plymouth has a new innkeeper and his Road Trip Motel — the former Pine Tree Motel — is in the midst of a remarkable turnaround.

County tax records show the Pine Tree Motel was built in 1965 in an economic climate since passed. In recent years the motel’s 20 units have fallen into disrepair and ill repute.

Marcus Williams, a young entrepreneur from Florida, is well on his way to reversing that trend.

Under his direction, several of the Road Trip Motel units have been remodeled recently and turned into neat, clean and attractive rooms.

The rehabilitation includes new mattresses and bedding, flooring, curtains, paint, mirrors, wall hangings air conditioning units, microwaves and mini-refrigerators. Dark musty quarters with lingering odors are replaced with bright surroundings and sparkling bathroom facilities. Also in place are Wi-Fi and security cameras.

As each unit is rehabbed and ready for occupancy, a sharply painted black entry door completes the project.

When all 20 units sport black doors, Williams says his project will not yet be complete. His business plan calls for a new roof, a freshly-paved parking lot, an inviting lobby with continental breakfast offerings and new laundry facilities for guests that stay longer than overnight...

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