Demolition permits sought for old Thunderbird hotel in Arlington
Ownership of the closed 58-year-old Bethelite property, originally the Thunderbird Motor Hotel and Dinner Theatre, applied to the city for two permits to demolish the crumbling hotel and 10 buildings along the Arlington Expressway.
The owner, Yuval “Giovanni” Fishman, is working toward redevelopment of the 18.7-acre site.
Lawyer Steve Diebenow, a land-use and government relations lawyer and partner with the Jacksonville-based Driver, McAfee, Hawthorne & Diebenow firm, said Thursday that his firm was hired to resolve code compliance issues and to start the entitlement process for redevelopment.
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