Golden Gate Inn Closed For Good

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The Golden Gate Motor Inn on the corner of Shore Parkway and Knapp Street has closed due to lack of business.

The owner Harshad Patel told the Brooklyn Paper “I’ve lost $4 to $5 million,”…. “People just aren’t staying here anymore since the economic downturn.”

This may be true but it was widely speculated that this hotel was only purchased to develop the property into something else. Possibly multiple apartment buildings, a supermarket, or even a luxury hotel. However, the community leaders were against any type of residential development. The consensus was that the community would support a zoning change of C8-2, which would restrict all residential uses, and would have allowed the developer to build as large of a hotel as possible. Some estimates were that the hotel could have been between 12 to 20 stories and accommodate up to 200 rooms.

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44 comments to Golden Gate Inn Closed For Good

  • Anon

    That place was always sketchy. Who would want to stay there?

  • whatever

    Did all the hookers die off or something?

  • Fake Name

    Are you kidding?
    This place was too expensive for the hookers and johns.
    If they’d lower their prices, they’d have stayed in business.
    You know, 4 hour stay rate….

  • Anonymous

    How much was 4 hour stays

  • Jerry Butler

    I remember hanging out at the Bar in the Golden Gate.I Picked up many a Hot Babe there. That was the Good Times.

  • Anonymous

    The Golden Gate always had a questionable reputation as far back as I could remember. I’m sure the area could use a “good” hotel/motel for people traveling through, or visiting the area. Whether they can make money there is another matter.

  • Arthur Borko

    Sheepshead Bay doesn’t need another Motel/Hotel. The Comfort Inn and Best Western hardly do enough business as it is.

    I’m not really sure what would be a best fit there, but a modern Apartment Complex that wasn’t condo’s wouldn’t be the worst thing.

    • Arthur Borko

      I’m a bit confused as to why people think my comment is a bad thing. If you’re gonna post a thumbs down, at least comment so we can discuss it.

      Just think about this moment. You guys already don’t want any outsiders to come to Gerritsen Beach. What would happen if there was a major hotel here? Occasionally those people are going to want to explore the local area. Which means, you’re gonna start getting a lot more outsiders wandering into Gerristen Beach, especially during the summer.

      Aside from the Bars and Pizza Place I can’t really think of anyone in GB that would benefit from this. Maybe your teenagers could work at the hotel if they behaved themselves.

      Doesn’t anyone consider the consequences? A 200 room hotel is just not not necessary.

      If someone can give me a logical reason why it would be better then anything else, I’m all ears and open to discuss it.

  • Bugg

    2 words-Trader Joe’s. Then I wouldn’t have to drive to Maspeth or 5 Towns to get good cheap organic produce.

  • JOE

    WHEN THE GOLDEN GATE INN FIRST OPENED IT WAS A SHORT STAY MOTEL A SPECIAL RATE OF $ 11.50 FOR FIVE HOURS & THEIR REST.WAS THE BEST IN BROOKLYN & THEI R BAR WAS ALWAYS JAMED & PLENTY OF WOMAN LOOKING TO BE MADE. THEY ALSO HAD TO CARS TO PICK UP PEOPLE AT KENNEDY AIRPORT. THEY HAD A NICE COFFEE SHOPE & SWIMMING POOL. IT WAS A VERY BUSY MOTEL.

  • blueMagoo

    I remember being a bit amazed at seeing a hooker working the Belt Pkwy overpass right by the GGI . I assumed she was based there plus I also remember welfare families being moved into the rooms there so I don’t think many tears are going to be shed as it finally shuts down for good.

  • Anonymous

    Please God, we need a Stew Leonards or a Whole Foods.

  • Anonymous

    How about a Walmart or Costco.

  • Jerry Butler

    How about an Adult Super Store ?

  • Peter North

    I am going to miss the Hot Nights at the Gate.

  • Jerry Butler

    Peter,Don’t pay any attention to the negative remarks,Sounds to me like envy.

  • Anonymous

    Envy of your “hot nights” at GGI with skanky hookers? Hardly!

  • Peter North

    Thats Right Bro.! I can remember it like it was just yesterday.BTW Anonymous I Bet you are in awe Ha ?

  • Jerry Butler

    I remember some of those Babes,FYI some of them came from the Beach.Some of the Babes were frustrated or deprived House wives.

  • Giabombo

    Man I would agree its a bummer that the Gate is closed,If all else failed on a Friday or Saturday night we could always hit the Gate and hook up.

  • Jerry Butler

    Looks like Giabomboo gets it.

  • Peter North

    Here is some Golden Gate Trivia. When the Russian Woman started coming to Brighton Beach They Hit the Gate on Fri & Sat Nites to pick up some Guys at the Bar and show them a good time Russian Style. They were Working Girls.

  • anon

    I remember we used to call it the “last chance lounge” at 3 in the morning you could go cougar hunting!!!! LOL

  • JeffasaurRAWR

    They should finally open a Wegmans in Brooklyn ! Theres a space now. :)

    • Jerry Butler

      Now here is the Deal..I always wanted to open a Multi Room Massage Parlor. A place to get any type of Massage you want like a Chinese Massage (happy ending), Russian Massage,Turkish Massage,Oriental Massage,Spanish Massage. Now this place has the location and the rooms,and above all I have the Expertise.

  • Peter North

    I told you about the Gate.Yes it was called the Last Chance The only thing he left out was ,It was the last chance at a price $$$

  • russ

    I used to live in a building next to it in the mid 1970s. It was a nice place then. It supposedly had an underground casino in it. The place is mentioned in Sammy Gravano’s book underboss

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