In September of 2010, I wrote a post about the decline in motel occupation and the number of motels for sale in Laredo, Texas. El Centro Motel was one of those for sale at the time. It was bought and will soon be complete debris since the wrecking crew has begun demolition of the whole structure. My understanding is that IBC bank purchased the property – considering the downtown Banquito is right across the street, I can only guess that it will serve as parking or for expansion.
The good thing is that we can now see the cool city parking building that was once the old Municipal Courthouse. A bit of history revealed! Of course, the windows are cemented, oh well.