What’s going on with the Windsor?


The past couple of years, there’s was a lot of activity, and a story or two, about the redevelopment of the Windsor Hotel in downtown Asheville on Broadway.

The old hotel rented cheap rooms, and a number of folks were kicked out after David Madera bought the place for $2.3 million and decided to renovate and turn the place into a hotel — the Asheville Hotel, to be specific. There was lots of activity in ’07, but I haven’t noticed anything lately. Anybody know what’s going on?


K.C. May 2, 2009 - 10:26 am

Gready developer could not afford the renovation costs. I walked through the building when they doing the demo of the building and as you can imagine the building was a mess. Structural beams cut everywhere due to adding bathrooms and misc. stuff through the years. Sad but I think that building will sit like that for another year or so. Kicked out all those people who lived there and now its an empty building. What a dick.

Dean May 1, 2009 - 2:37 am

Hearn rented that location all along. They never owned the building they were in.

Mr. Hearn told me that himself back in the early 80’s.

Jeff Green April 30, 2009 - 9:32 pm

I thought I saw a "For Sale" sign on it last time I walked by.

greenashevilleblogspot.com April 30, 2009 - 8:12 pm

The idiot developer probably went belly up and moved back to Florida!

LOKEL April 30, 2009 - 7:11 pm

JM Hearn Bicycles has moved out and down onto Asheland … the store had been in that location forever ….

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