We spoke to Budgetel General Manager Tisha Prater about how the shutdown started on Tuesday morning:
She said that most people have gotten refunds for the nights already paid in advance and that the owner will try to reopen the extended stay hotel:
Prater says that the tenants of Budgetel were a community:
Budgetel resident Robert Overstreet explained why he was living there:
He was asked about the condition of his room:
Overstreet says that none of the residents or employees knew this was going to happen and was not happy with just a 24-hour notice:
We hope to speak with the health department on Wednesday.