Mar 16, 2023 - Real Estate

From motel to affordable housing: Two Minneapolis signs up for auction

Two images of motel signs. One reads Motel, the other reads Aqua City Motel

The Metro Inn and Aqua City Motel signs. Photos: Google Maps

Two old Minneapolis motel signs have been put up for auction as Hennepin County prepares to convert the buildings into affordable housing units.

What they're saying: The signs had to be removed so it was clear rooms weren't available for rent, but the county recognized some might find them to be "novel or worth preserving," a spokesperson for Hennepin County told Axios.

Reality check: The signs are used, and there's no guarantee the neon works, according to the descriptions on the auction sites.

  • Bidding closes on Tuesday, March 21 at 1pm.

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