DO you remember when Jimmy Dean’s was on the corner of Stafford Street and The Crescent?
That was the place to go on the weekends with your kids for birthdays and other celebrations, it was always packed to the rafters with a waiting line out the front.
Next door was a games arcade and we had the cinema so it was a great mix for the family.
Sadly, with the bigger cinemas coming back into Midland it effected the balance and families went elsewhere.
Our office is only 50 metres away so Friday lunch was a big one for some of the staff and Jimmy?s was the place to go.
On Tuesday I was fortunate enough to get a tour through the new Quest Hotel which is now in the location of the old Jimmy Deans and I was very impressed.
I have travelled quite a bit over the years and I would rate this hotel as one of best in terms of value that I have seen.
Conrad Broad showed myself and Matt from our office through and the rooms are spacious and self-contained with excellent living areas with views over our historic town and to the hills.
To see Midland in a different light via this view is quite special and I think visitors will enjoy what they see.
The history of Midland is on display and you don’t realise how many trees and interesting landscapes we have until you see it from seven stories up.
There is an excellent conference area and outdoor entertainment with a pool as well a central foyer/business lounge.
I was very impressed and to have a group as large as Quest investing in our area is a great thing.
Local businesses I am sure will benefit as well creating career opportunities for locals.
One day we will be remembering when Quest came to town and so we wish the team at Quest great success for the future.
This is an important moment for our location around the Stafford Street and The Crescent at the West End which hopefully over time will develop into an excellent café strip for visitors to the area.
If you have any memories like mine, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Milton Rendell, chief executive officer Real Estate Plus