The Rainbow Motel, 105 N. 8th Ave., hosted a community open house on Tuesday, showcasing a new look and reputation.
Built in 1956, on a site once rumored to be a speakeasy in the days of prohibition, the motel slowly deteriorated over the years — both structurally and clientele wise.
Over at the Rainbow Motel at 105 N. 8th Ave. in Greeley, Colorado, there’s new art to catch the eye of passersby. Colorado muralist John Gersick who makes his home in Lamar, Colorado and paints commissioned work region-wide, last week completed a mural of a rainbow-colored cow on the wall of the Rainbow Motel as a tribute to the motel’s name and Greeley’s roots.
We took advantage of the final weeks of December to give our lobby a facelift. It’s an especially significant room in that it’s the first impression guests have of what’s to come in the rest of their stay at the Rainbow.
When Jason Vermilye took over as the Rainbow Motel’s on-site manager in February, he knew he was facing an uphill battle. Not only has the motel at 105 N 8th Ave. in Greeley been working to overcome its history, but COVID-19 hit the hospitality industry hard.