Local Hotel To Be Demolished  

(MT. VERNON, IL) — A Mt. Vernon hotel will be demolished by the end of 2017 after paperwork for condemnation was served Tuesday morning. The Affordable Inn, located on the southeast corridor of Exit 95, can no longer accept new customers according to Mt. Vernon City Manager Mary Ellen Bechtel and current long-term residents have 30 days to vacate. An attached building that houses the Grand Buffet VI restaurant will be unaffected by hotel closure and demolition. The property will see asbestos removal prior to demolition.