Code Violations Closes Acme Motel

Published 08/06 2014 05:22PM

Updated 08/06 2014 06:21PM

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Acme Motel, located at 3301 W. Roosevelt Rd., will close down. 

The City of Little Rock notified the owners of the motel Wednesday that the motel will close down Friday, Aug. 8, by 5 p.m. Current occupants in the hotel have 48 hours to leave. 

During a safety inspection on July 31, the city said the Little Rock Fire Department discovered many code violations resulting in a hazardous environment and unsanitary living conditions. 

Gregory Summers, Little Rock Fire Department chief said, “The assessment prompted our recommendation to close down the facility and prevent occupancy until all code requirements are satisfied.”

On Thursday and Friday, city staff will be available to  help current occupants move. The Little Rock Police Department will offer increased surveillance of the area while members of the City of Little Rock Department of Housing and Neighborhood Programs secure the facility.

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