The newly opened Fairfield Inn and Suites in Oskaloosa brings an additional 76 hotel rooms to the region. Oskaloosa Mayor David Krutzfeldt tells the No Coast Network the hotel could be the first domino in a series of new businesses in that area.
“The way these things tend to work is you seed something into a development, something like a hotel. And then usually that generates partners. And so not unlike what happened with WalMart. They had some businesses that built close to them within a couple of years. I’m expecting the same sort of thing here.”
Krutzfeldt suggested a convenience store and restaurant as possible businesses that could surround the hotel.