What will eventually become of the plans to build a hotel and convention center in downtown Alton? The hotel site would be on city owned property that was the former Great Central Lumber Company at the foot of Henry Street. The head of the local tourism bureau is as anxious as anyone, with proposals now in the hands of the administration.
Brett Stawar, President of the Alton Regional Convention and Visitor's Bureau:
In March, the city sent out requests of interest and qualifications to about twenty regional developers and operators who might have a desire to bring a hotel to the riverfront.