WEST BEND - An independent family
restaurant will be closing next week on the purchase of
the former Dairy Queen, 501 Wildwood Road in West Bend.
Jim Emmer, owner of Emmer Real Estate, took over listing
the 1-acre commercial property in September.
That parcel went into foreclosure in January 2014 and
was being held by Port Washington State Bank. Emmer said
his intention was to “try hard to get a Dairy Queen into
the location,” however the franchise fees to convert it
to a Grill & Chill were pretty heavy.
Emmer has a contract pending with a buyer he’s working
with directly. “They’re going to gut it and do some
substantial remodel; it’ll be a good addition to West
Bend,” Emmer said. The asking price was $379,900.