RESORT NEWS

Mark Wahlberg adds to his Columbus auto operations as West Side redevelopment plans continue

“Actor Mark Wahlberg has bought the former Haydocy Buick GMC and Haydocy Airstream & RV on the West Side, adding to his local portfolio of auto dealerships. Meanwhile, work continues on plans to build an RV park and renovate Westland Mall in the area.”

KOA North American Camping Report - 2019

“The future for camping appears secure, with large increases in camping interest among every generation, including the emerging Generation Z (those born between 1995 and 2005). All groups included in the 2019 North American Camping Report data – both ethnic and generational – report that they intend to camp the same amount or more this year.”

Ohio Budget Creates 10 Percent Credit for Opportunity Zones Investment

“A 10 percent tax credit for investments in the state’s opportunity zones is part of the fiscal year 2020-21 budget signed by Gov. Mike DeWine. The credit, originally part of S.B. 8, is for investments…”

PRESS RELEASE - October 25, 2018

“Chris Haydocy, President of Haydocy Airstream & RV, Road Adventures of Columbus, and Haydocy Buick GMC, is pleased to announce Road Adventures Resorts (RA Resorts, LLC) has reached an agreement in principal with Hollywood Casino of Columbus and Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (“GLPI”) for the purchase of approximately 20 acres of Hollywood Casino’s excess land for the development of the first Road Adventures “5 Star” RV Hospitality Resort.”

Columbus Dispatch Article - October 26, 2018

“A hotel next to Hollywood Casino Columbus may still be years away, but visitors will soon get another option for staying next door to the West Side casino.

The owner of Haydocy Airstream & RV plans a $6 million “upscale RV resort” on 20 acres between his W. Broad Street dealership and the casino. The park, called Road Adventures Resort, would include a clubhouse with grab-and-go food, a fitness center and a saltwater lagoon. Visitors will be able to park their own RV or rent one from Road Adventures, the RV-rental operation Haydocy launched two years ago.”

Letter from Mona Heath,
WBAC International Vice President

“Being in the backyard of Airstream, Inc – the “Mothership” for all Airstream owners and dreamers – gives Haydocy Airstream & RV a unique opportunity to connect with this passionate group of travelers. Your expansion to include full hook up parking at the adjacent casino is inspired and the offer to extend a discount to WBAC members is reflective of a truly collaborate dealer/Club relationship.”

Columbus Underground Article - November 9, 2018

“A new “upscale RV resort” planned for 20 acres of land behind the Columbus Hollywood Casino will feature 135 spots for campers and trailers, a central lodge and fitness center, and a vertical camping platform designed to attract thru-bikers on the Ohio to Erie Trail.

The plan comes from Chris Haydocy, the President of Haydocy Airstream & RV and Haydocy Buick GMC (which are both located on West Broad Street, in front of the proposed RV park). He also serves on the board of directors of the Ohio to Erie Trail.”

Mergermarket Article - October 26, 2018

“Road Adventures Resorts (RAR), a newly established developer of luxury RV campgrounds, seeks private equity and other investors to finance a proposed chain of approximately 15 resorts primarily in the eastern half of the US, said co-founder and COO Chris Haydocy. Financing would be used to acquire and upgrade existing RV parks as well as to build new ones, he said.”