Baby Grand Motel - Cheboygan MI

Address: 817 E State St
City: Cheboygan
State: MI
Zip: 49721
County: Cheboygan
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General Information:

The Baby Grand goes back to the early 1950's. It was operated by the Isard's, who later built the Gateway Motel in town in 1957. There was a dispute between the Isard's and Bernie Freeman and Clara Driscoll, the previous owners. The Isard's sued for the $125K they paid for the place. They felt the income of the motel had been exaggerated and they weren't getting the revenue out of it they expected.

In the end, a settlement was reached. Freeman and Driscoll got the motel back, but had to pay a salary to the Isard's for the period they operated the motel. Freeman and Driscoll got to keep the profits from that time. I would assume this settlement in 1957 was the impetus for the Isard's to open up the Gateway Motel (now the North Country Inn) which is featured here.

As of 2022, The Great Lakes Grill is using one of the motel buildings for a restaurant. As far as I know, no rooms are being rented on site at this time.

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Baby Grand Motel - Old Postcard
Old Postcard
Baby Grand Motel - Old Postcard
Old Postcard
Baby Grand Motel - 2022 Street View
2022 Street View
Baby Grand Motel - Comparison Of Post Card And Street View
Comparison Of Post Card And Street View
Baby Grand Motel - 1954 Aerial
1954 Aerial
Baby Grand Motel - 29 Dec 1956 Lawsuit Filed
29 Dec 1956 Lawsuit Filed
Baby Grand Motel - Dec 1956 Lawsuit
Dec 1956 Lawsuit
Baby Grand Motel - Fri Jul 7 1995 Owner Passes Away
Fri Jul 7 1995 Owner Passes Away
Baby Grand Motel - Jul 1957 Article - Lawsuit Settled
Jul 1957 Article - Lawsuit Settled
Baby Grand Motel - Jun 1969 Fire
Jun 1969 Fire
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