The Kelly Inn in Bismarck will close on Feb. 19, according to a statement released today by Kelly Midwest Ventures LP.
In 1988, the property was acquired and for 30 years has operated as the Kelly Inn. Kelly Inns, Ltd. Management Company of Sioux Falls, S.D., owns and operates 24 hotels in nine states.
The Kelly Inn property is for sale and listed with Duemelands Commercial Real Estate.
At one time, the Kelly Inn housed a Minerva's, which closed in 2016. In February 2018, a rooftop heating unit caught on fire, causing about 30 people to be evacuated. The building suffered from some smoke damage, and the fire was ruled accidental.
The Kelly Inn, which opened in 1970, was known as Town House Motor Inn. For many years, legislators stayed at the inn because of its proximity to the Capitol.