There are so many places that come and go in Kalamazoo it’s easy to forget about some of the more iconic buildings and landmarks years after they have closed down. In a little spot north of 131 off Douglas Avenue in Kalamazoo, there was a suggestively named motel called the 40 Winks, which was conveniently located next to Pines Drive-in, which is also no longer there.

But what was once the 40 Winks Motel is nothing like the building's final condition, before being torn down at 2511 Douglas Ave. What remained in the end was very different. But many people recall the 40 Winks Motel as a fun place as multiple people pointed out in a local Kalamazoo group.

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With Pine's Driveinn right next to it. They had the best burgers ever! Theresa's Tailoring is in that building now.

There may or may not have been a few one-night stands in this place as well:

We called it the no-tell motel

From what was said online, one of the commenters said that his mother owned the motel, which he said was nice, back in the 70s.

Unfortunately, a landmark that was adored by many in the Kalamazoo community, had to see it decay and turn into somewhat of an eye sore. If you saw it before it was torn down, it looks somewhat like a slum house that was never kept up.

Still, the memories of the 40 Winks in its heyday are a positive memory for the people of Kalamazoo, and if you want to stay at 40 Winks, there's still a location in Alpena, Michigan.

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