Historic Greenville hotel closes due to structural issues - FOX Carolina 21

Historic Greenville hotel closes due to structural issues

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The Phoenix - Greenville Inn (Source: Marian Woods) The Phoenix - Greenville Inn (Source: Marian Woods)
The Phoenix - Greenville Inn (Source: Marian Woods) The Phoenix - Greenville Inn (Source: Marian Woods)
The Phoenix - Greenville Inn (Source: Marian Woods) The Phoenix - Greenville Inn (Source: Marian Woods)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Greenville landmark closed its doors after 45 years of hospitality.

The Phoenix Inn, located on North Pleasantburg Drive, officially closed for an undetermined amount of time after a farewell party on Wednesday night. The hotel's director of operations said the closure is due to "numerous structural issues" requiring evaluation.

The seven-acre property was originally named the Thunderbird Motor Lodge when it opened in 1971, but after the main building was destroyed in a fire four years later it was reconstructed and took on a new name. Fittingly, it was named for a mythological bird rising from ashes.

SLIDESHOW: A look back at history of Greenville's The Phoenix Inn

During its four decades, The Phoenix hosted celebrates for Greenville's milestones--from weddings to family reunions, banquets and community events.

To say goodbye to the iconic property, a farewell party with record turnout was held at Pub and Palms Piano lounge.

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