The Tioga Motel, a 25-room motel on Richmond Road, will be demolished in the near future, according to the Daily Press. All outstanding reservations will be canceled by Rocksburg Investments, the Tioga’s current owners, and the motel will formally close by Oct. 15.
p. The Tioga was one of Virginia’s first motels. It is infamous for being the base of a cocaine ring last year and is also frequented by homeless people. The city of Williamsburg is buying the motel with plans to demolish the existing structure and resell the property. The demolition is part of the city’s plan to improve the aesthetic appeal of Richmond Road.