A protest was held Friday at the Hotel Cadillac in downtown Rochester.

Advocates for the homeless organized the event saying the hotel is an example of the city displacing low-income tenants in favor of gentrification.

Tenants were forced to leave the hotel as new owners plan renovations.

It is unclear when it will reopen.

Friday afternoon, representatives for the owners of the Cadillac Hotel issued the following statement:

“The Cadillac Hotel has closed its doors officially as of 12 noon today, Friday, June 8. Over the last few months, we have worked with multiple community organizations to help transition hotel guests who used this location regularly. 

Our thanks go out to all of the agencies and case workers for their tireless efforts and commitment to the better well-being of the hotel’s guests.

The Cadillac Hotel has seen many visitors walk through its doors over the years. With the hotel closed, we can now commence the process to address significant and long overdue renovations. In time, we hope to bring the property back to its original luster.

Lastly, we want to thank all of the staff for their hard work, commitment to the hotel’s guests, and their years of dedicated service. We truly appreciate all you have done.”

Cadillac Ventures Holdings, LLC