Gorda's ownership of the Restaurant was separate from the
Motor Lodge. Having been a patron, Bob Venditti reported that
the Restaurant still did a good business well into the 1990s.
F. D. Rich Co., Inc. owned the Restaurant in 1990 and it along
with their four other business ventures did $6 million in
sales for them in 1990. Based on FAI information the HoJo's
Restaurant remained open at least until about 1996. Unfortunately
by the 2000s no evidence of it remained
Left: View inside the Gate Lodge with the
spans of U.S. 41 in the background.