the 2000s, the former Howard Johnson's complex had endured many
changes. It's restaurant had been significantly altered, and had
been vacated by 2001. Meanwhile the former Motor Lodge operated
as a Days Inn, and then a Best Inn & Suites before becoming
a Quality Inn & Suites by the middle 2000s.
that the the "prairie-fied" Restaurant had been converted
into a Bennigan's
by the middle 2000s. However that chain suffered during its ownership
by a private equity group which piled it with debt to enrich its
own pocket book resulting in Bennigan's bankruptcy and the closure
of the Danbury outlet (Bennigan's franchisees have lived on to
see a few more days but the company operated units were all closed).