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Henry Bhakta, left, stands with one of several people helping make the motel at 708 N. Main St. ready for guests, Rocky Bhakta. The sign they're holding shows the businesses' new logo and what the big street sign will look like. Debbie Griffin photos

New owner remodels, set to reopen North Main motel

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Recent buyer of the 18-room motel at 708 N. Main St., Henry Bhakta, said about the remodel and reopening of the business, "We're targeting March 1, and we're pretty close to it."


He and his wife co-own a few motels in the Twin Cities and bought the River Falls property from a bank Dec. 21. They've been working since then on a major makeover of the motel, planning to reopen it as the Valu Stay Inn & Suites.

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