Executive Inn hits unforeseen buffers…

Hotel demolition halted by “undisclosed issues”.

Demolition crews made small progress this week in the destruction of the Evansville Executive Inn and parking garage.

A small abandoned home at Southeast Seventh and Chestnut streets was razed and preparations demolition of the parking structure was made. But undisclosed issues extended the fate of the parking structure indefinitely, said Martin Woodruff, of Woodruff Hospitality.

On Friday, Woodruff said the structure would come down Wednesday so workers could start building a 220-room Hyatt Place hotel. The $30 million new facility will replace the Executive Inn, which was closed after the property went into foreclosure. The Executive would be destroyed in coordination with the completion of the neighboring Downtown arena. Woodruff declined to discuss why the demolition of the Executive parking structure was delayed.

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