Friday, August 03, 2007

Goodbye, Interstate Motel Sign

One of Asheville's most (in)famous landmarks is coming down tomorrow morning @ 9:00. That's right - the Interstate Motel sign, standing for a full four years after the joint was razed to make room for condos, is going the way the Innsbruck Theater, the Dreamland Drive-In, and Beaucatcher Mountain.

The Asheville Citizen-Times has the story here.

Bliss & I will be there, raising a glass (a cup of coffee, more accurately) and bidding farewell to a genuinely sleazy, somewhat embarrassing yet memorable and important piece of Asheville history.

Anyone have any Intercourse Interstate Motel stories? Please share, but only if you're sure that the statute of limitations has run out. :)

(UPDATE: There's video of the removal plus a photo slideshow @ Scrutiny Hooligans)

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