Rooms Empty at Former Ramada Hotel

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. All the rooms are now empty at the former Ramada Hotel.

Pablo Properties purchased the building two weeks ago.

The group is led by Jamf Software owner Zach Halmstad, who's also building a new office building near Phoenix Park.

Hamlstad says he has an aggressive schedule, with the plan of having the newly remodeled and redesigned hotel open by the end of the year.

Halmstad said earlier this month he wants to not only breathe life into the hotel but hopes it will have a positive effect on the downtown.