GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Complaints from nearby businesses about the drug use and violence taking place at the Greensboro Inn led to the hotel's closure this month. Despite the set backs the owners have not given up on the property.
The Khan family wants to turn the 60 room inn into a business and retail complex.
Family spokesperson Shazia Khan said the family is disappointed that the hotel had to shut down, but they are looking forward to joining the push to develop downtown Greensboro.
"We've been here 27 years and we want to be here another 27. We are excited about what the future holds for us," said Kahn
Nearby business owner Rosalyn Womack believes the old Greensboro Inn would be a great place to build more shops.
"I think more retail would be great. Bring more customers this way. A lot more businesses are coming to downtown Greensboro. It is a great place to be," said Womack.