Partnering with the Appalachian Development Corporation, Greer State Bank was able to provide SBA 504 program financing as part of the total financing package. The 504 Loan Program provides approved small businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing used to acquire fixed assets for expansion or modernization. The Howard Johnson Inn is located just off I-26 near the I-85 interchange and is adjacent to the Spartanburg Expo Center.
“This is a great opportunity for Mehta Enterprises who has a successful track record in the lodging industry,” said Tim Lincolnhol, Senior Vice President with Greer State Bank. “The financing solution that we put together provides them with a favorable baseline on which to achieve positive operating results now and for future growth.”
Jatin Mehta, Principal with Mehta Enterprises said, “Greer State Bank has always demonstrated a willingness to find creative financing solutions for our business needs. With this acquisition of the Howard Johnson Inn, we now have the ability to implement improvements that will enhance the hotel as an attractive lodging option for those visiting the Upstate.”
Mehta said the hotel will be upgraded immediately with new beds and future renovation plans calling for décor improvements and other upfit opportunities.