“Reginald Brown first set foot inside the Rossonian Hotel 50 years ago. He remembers the downstairs lounge being full of people dressed to the nines and having a great time. Never mind the fact that Brown was only 10 years old… and was with his mom.
“How she got me in? I don’t know,” he laughs.
What he does know was that the Rossonian was the life of the party back in the heyday of the Five Points neighborhood.
“It was just an amazing experience because it was alive,” he said. “Everywhere you turned, it was people everywhere!”
The music at the Rossonian stopped playing decades ago. The property has switched hands several times, most recently in August 2017, when it was sold for $6 million.
“(People) ask every day. What’s going on with it? What’s going to happen,” Brown said.”
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Thomas, TaRhonda. Channel 9 News 1 February 2018.