The removal of the Cookeville Quality Inn has begun.
A new 102-room, 5-story Hilton Properrty will be built on the front of the Jefferson Avenue site. The newest portion of the Quality Inn will remain with 65 rooms.
According to the hotel General Manager, there is no estimate on how long the tear down will last. The General Manager said this is because residents are still staying in an exterior facility, that will also come down.