Varsity Grille sale finalized; Ralphie’s opening in March


GALION —Suemar Realty, Inc., which operates six Ralphie’s restaurants in northwest Ohio, including Ralphie’s Sports Eatery in Marion, 1833 Marion-Mount Gilead Road, has purchased the former Varsity Grille, 451 Portland Way North.

The sale closed Nov 22, according to a news release from the owners of the Varsity Grille.

The Galion site will be the seventh Ralphies and is expected to open in the spring.

“… plans are to renovate the restaurant to to reopen by March 1,” the news release said. “With the addition of Ralphie’s to the community, as well as the building of the hotel and a couple new fast food restaurants, this is an exciting time for the Galion business community.”

Ken Dye is president of the group that owned the Varsity Grille. Other investors were Stacie Powell, Tony and Lisa Hoffman, Clint Moneysmith, Alan Miller and Jim Antill.

Dye said he is proud that the Varsity Grill had operated in Galion for more than 10 years.

In the news release, he said, “we have met a lot of super people over the years and have a lot of fantastic memories through doing business as the Varsity Grille. And with Ralphie’s being a sports-themed, family restaurant, it is a great fit for our community.”

The Varsity Grille closed operations in May during the final days of a proposed sale that failed to take place.

With this Ralphies’ deal, the parties worked diligently with each other, Dye said.

“Suemar Realty is a very professional and well-established organization,” he said. “They were great to work.”

He thanked the Varsity Grille investors and the new owners for making the deal happen and he thanked the community for its support over the years.

The Varsity Grille, which closed in May, will open under new ownership in the spring. The owners of Ralphie’s Sports Eatery in Marion say the Portland Way North restaurant will be remodeled and become Suemar Realty’s seventh Ralphie’s location. (File photo)
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2016/12/web1_varsity-grille.jpgThe Varsity Grille, which closed in May, will open under new ownership in the spring. The owners of Ralphie’s Sports Eatery in Marion say the Portland Way North restaurant will be remodeled and become Suemar Realty’s seventh Ralphie’s location. (File photo)

By Russ Kent

Galion Inquirer

 

Ralphie’s looking for workers for Galion site

Ralphies is holding open interviews the next three Wednesday for it’s new Galion restaurant, which is expected to open in the spring.

The interviews will be conducted at 138 Harding Way West, the office of the Galion-Crestline Area Chamber of Commerce.

The open interviews will are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7, Dec. 14 and Dec. 21. The owners are looking for cooks, servers, hostesses, dishwashers and assistant managers.

For more information visit Ralphies.com

 

Email Russ Kent at rkent@civitasmedia.com

 

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