A downtown Sioux City cornerstone is coming back to life. After years of talk, finally action at the site of the old Warrior Hotel. St. Louis, Missouri based Restoration Saint Louis is spending the next year and a half rehabilitating the 11 story property at the corner of 6th and Nebraska Street.
Built-in 1930 and permanently closed in 1976, the Warrior is being brought back to its prior elegance according to restoration specialist Amy Gill. “They can expect a place where the whole community can come together. It will be elegant but really Sioux City. The tag line for the hotel since we started it, internally, has always been sincerely Sioux City. It has to be Sioux City,” said Amy Gill.
Amy and her husband Amrit, say local labor including plumbers, electricians and heating and air conditioning specialists are working the project. They also say they are aware of the checked past the restoration project has had since closing in the ’70s. But this time, the Gill’s say the Warrior is coming back to life.
“Our core values are passion, humility, and perseverance. We never give up.
We knew we were going to get it done and we will. And now you can see that it started and it will get done,” said Amrit Gill. A formal ribbon cutting for the project is scheduled for Tuesday morning at eleven.