Rib Crib closes on Ponca City property

Ponca City Now - January 21, 2015 1:35 pm

By Beverly Bryant/News Director

The contract selling the former At Home Medical building at 1209 East Prospect Ave. closed Tuesday, one of the owners, Danny Head, said today.

“This deal was handled out of Minnesota – we never saw anybody. It was all done by wire transfer,” Head said. “I do know they have taken bids to demo the building and are going to build a new restaurant on the property.”

The buyer was PlanScape Partners in Minneapolis, Minn., a company which buys real estate and builds properties for Rib Crib.

Head was asked about having a competitor next door to his Head Country restaurant.

“Well, they have to learn from the best,” he said.

“They were in town and contacted Realtor Russ Didlake, who put us in touch,” Head said. “Joe Dempewolf and I owned it. We knew they are coming to town anyway, and this was a good opportunity for us.”

Development Services Director Chris Henderson said the plans for the new restaurant have been on his desk for more than two months awaiting the closing.

He said today that the permit for the project has been issued and the project is valued at $500,000.


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