Seller gets accepted offer on DQ north

By Judy Steffes - Special to the Daily News

April 27, 2015

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.