The Downtown Erie hotel was originally built in 1961. But back in February it was ordered to close down due to a wide-range of code violations. It seems the current owners do not plan to make the repairs needed to re-open the hotel. So the question remains, what does the future of this property look like? The hotel and ajoining resturaunt are nestled on West 18th street between State and Peach Streets. This prime location has a lot of potential, some would say.