The Akron Hotel Made from Old Oatmeal Silos is Closing

by

1 comment

Picture_5.png

Akron's Quaker Square Inn has met its soggy end. The hotel made from 36 old Quaker Oats grain silos is closing.

While employing the space for public lodging is out, using it for student housing is, er, inn.

The University of Akron bought the complex in 2007 and has been housing students in some of the silo rooms ever since. This year the university will increase the student presence in the building.

Since the Quaker Square was built as an oat factory in 1932, the space has been converted into a dining, shopping, and entertainment plaza, and, most recently, the hotel.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club


Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.