There were two big motels right by the underpass, right across the street from one another, duking it out. The Twins lost; tt’s a Menards now.

An odd place for one motel, let along two; the area was, and is, a peculiar mix of commercial, industrial and residential.

That was the way of a fine motel in those days: "Background music if desired." Which probably meant a speakers in the wall with a switch below. It played background music.