Old motel demolished

SUGGESTED HEADLINE: Old motel demolished Photo by Amanda Swain The formerly iconic Siesta Motel on U.S. 70 in Bartlett is no more. Last week, Jackson Payne of Payne Grading Inc. accepted the task of demolishing the 70-year-old building after years of vacancy. The 11-room facility closed in 2009, and a cafe on the 2.3-acre grounds was taken down in 2014. The owner is Helen Folis. The property will retain its commercial zoning status.

The formerly iconic Siesta Motel on U.S. 70 in Bartlett is no more. Last week, Jackson Payne of Payne Grading Inc. accepted the task of demolishing the 70-year-old building after years of vacancy. The 11-room facility closed in 2009, and a cafe on the 2.3-acre grounds was taken down in 2014. The owner is Helen Folis. The property will retain its commercial zoning status. Photo by Amanda Swain.