Former Perkins building in Oak Creek could soon house new restaurant

Building purchased by out-of-state buyer

Last updated on July 21st, 2020 at 01:11 pm

A former Perkins Restaurant & Bakery building in Oak Creek was sold to a private out-of-state buyer who is rolling out plans for a new restaurant.

Destan Aliu of Ottumwa, Iowa purchased the property, at 2010 W. Ryan Road, for $600,000, according to state property records. The seller is listed as Mark Maguire of Oceanside, California.

Aliu plans to open a “diner-style restaurant” in the coming months, according to a news release from Milwaukee-based commercial real estate firm The Barry Company. Aliu could not immediately be reached for further comment.

His name is listed in the Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group business directory as owner of Riverside Family Restaurant.

Nick Zurich of Barry brokered the deal, which closed July 20. He said interest at the Ryan Road property hit a three-week lull in mid-March, but had since picked up. The Perkins restaurant closed less than a year ago.

“It’s great to see there are many people eager to get business rolling again,” said Zurich.

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Maredithe has covered retail, restaurants, entertainment and tourism since 2018. Her duties as associate editor include copy editing, page proofing and managing work flow. Meyer earned a degree in journalism from Marquette University and still enjoys attending men’s basketball games to cheer on the Golden Eagles. Also in her free time, Meyer coaches high school field hockey and loves trying out new restaurants in Milwaukee.