Category: Ask the mayor

Why’re there so many hotels coming to Terrell? Current ones are always empty so whats the need of new ones?

Q. -Why’re there so many hotels coming to Terrell? Current ones are always empty so whats the need of new ones?

Answer – Thanks for your inquiry.

The City works with and encourages new hotel development as part of our goal of attracting customers to town and encouraging commercial activity.

The marketplace for hotel rooms is a very diverse market. As you can imagine, families and individuals traveling for social, vacation and leisure reasons have a variety of different needs and price points. Likewise, business travelers are as varied as there are types of businesses with different budgets, needs and length of stay. The current hotels in Terrell have a healthy track record of occupancy indicating the Terrell market for hotel rooms is strong. The new hotels are being built by private investors with an aim to capture travelers who may not be choosing to stay in Terrell.

These new hotels are simply aiming for different consumers and we expect them to be very successful.

Sincerely,

D.J. Ory, Mayor

Are there any plans for a Cracker Barrel Restaurant to come to Terrell?

Q. -Mr. Mayor,  are there any plans for a Cracker Barrel Restaurant to come to Terrell?

Answer – Thanks for your inquiry.

The City is always working with new potential businesses that may choose to make a private investment to come to Terrell.  We have definitely communicated to Cracker Barrel the benefits of locating in Terrell.  Of course, as rule, businesses we work to recruit don’t welcome announcements by the local government, they prefer to make their own announcements.

Sincerely,

 

D.J. Ory, Mayor