Red River Inn and Suites demolition in progress, future of site unknown

The property is owned by Westward Properties LLC. The future use of the site is unclear.

A sign for Red River Inn and Suites sits in the foreground of heaps of rubble where an excavator works.
The former site of the Red River Inn and Suites in south Fargo is covered with rubble on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.
Chris Flynn / The Forum

FARGO — The Red River Inn and Suites, formerly located at 901 38th St. S., is closed and is being torn down.

The building, which according to city of Fargo records was constructed in 1979, is in the process of being demolished. In recent years, the hotel was previously called the Red River Lodge and Red Lion Inn and Suites.

A permit for the demolition work was filed and issued Tuesday, March 29. The permit listed demolition costs at $260,000.

An excavator moves debris.
The debris from the demolition of the Red River Inn and Suites is heaped at the former site of the hotel in south Fargo on Tuesday, May 10, 2022.
Chris Flynn / The Forum

Prior to demolition, the land had a total appraised value of $2,104,600 , city records reported. The lot is a total of 112,681 square feet.

According to those records, Westward Properties LLC is the owner of the land. The North Dakota Secretary of State’s website listed Snaps Holding Company as the registered agent for Westward Properties.


The Forum contacted Snaps Holding Company regarding the future of the site. However, a response was not immediately received.

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