By: Caitlin Andrews, Concord Monitor
Here's a riddle for you: My word play has entertained motorists for years. Now, my days are numbered, but fear not, I’ll be born again. What am I?
Answer: The Days Inn motel on South Main Street.
Steve Duprey, developer of the Smile building and various other properties, including four other hotels in Concord, is planning to tear down the 1960s-era motel and rebuild it into a Tru Hilton hotel.
The project is meant to be more attractive to younger people and families traveling on a budget, Duprey said, with features that are trending in the hospitality market, like a big communal space and a place to get a bite to eat.
But whether the location’s prominent sign visible on Interstate 93 will still display the riddles that have entertained – or aggravated, depending on who you are – is still up in the air.