New hotel planned for south side of the Square

Staff Writer

Owners of the Arrow Hotel, Anne and RJ Thomas, Matt Thomas, and Cathy and Wes Province have a vision.

That vision is Arrow East, a new hotel to be built on the south side of the Square in Broken Bow. The hotel will be a two story building with hotel rooms on the second floor. There will be 10 rooms that face the square, each with a balcony, 10 rooms on the opposite side with large windows and a bridal suite. The rooms will be suites with a bedroom, small sitting or living room and a bath, similar to what you might find in an Embassy Suite Hotel.

It is hoped that work can start sometime this fall with a grand opening to take place late summer 2017.

The owners hope their project will help heal, help fill the void that has been ever-present since the fire that took out the south side of the Square in April, 2007. “I have always loved Broken Bow’s downtown,” said Anne. “The city is renovating the square in such a beautiful way.”

Design principles for Arrow East will be rooted in the same history as the original Arrow, including its signage, which they plan to do in the same engraved sandstone.

Parking will be on the first floor with entry from the south, the alley side, and yes there will be a large elevator. The exterior will embrace the old with the inside featuring new technologies.
Soil borings are being taken and an architect, Larry Nelsen, has been hired. Nelsen is the same architect who worked on the Judicial Center and Mid Plains Community College.

Combined, The Arrow and Arrow East will house 46 rooms. Once it is open, and breakfast is offered to their guests, the Bon Fire will start being open for breakfast at the same time.