A clown fan: Anand has had a fascination with clowns since he was a child and has been collecting clown items for quite some time before he grabbed the opportunity to purchase the establishment in Tonopah in April 2019, PV Times reported.
In an interview with Thrillist, Anand shared how he fell in love with clowns after a memorable trip to a circus in India when he was 14.
He brought his clown fascination to the U.S. when he migrated to study at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2009.
Anand nurtured his love for clowns by collecting clown figures and dolls.
Getting into the motel business: Anand’s family has owned two motels in Las Vegas and when he graduated, they urged him to get into the motel business as well.
A former art director in his native India, Anand set his sights elsewhere and found the motel business was not for him at the time.
While he found a job at Amazon, he still helped in the family business during his off days and slowly developed an interest.
Impressed with the work he put in, his brother encouraged him to buy a motel of his own.
In 2018, a clown-themed motel was listed for sale and immediately caught Anand’s attention.
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