A portion of the’ property on which Perkins was located — just 0.1867 acres — was purchased for right of way in 2017 for $218,153, according to Betsy Horton, spokeswoman for the Butler County Engineer’s Office.
It will be incorporated into the second phase of infrastructure improvements for the area, including adding additional westbound lanes on Tylersville Road from Cox Road to Interstate 75, Horton said.
The property once was home to a Stuckey’s gas station before it was converted to a Perkins, Berner said. In 2000, a new 5,200-square-foot facility was constructed on the 1.1-acre property, according to Butler County Auditor’s Office records.
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“There was a fire (after that) and then it was rebuilt sometime prior to us owning it in 2005,” he said.
JDK plans to add Perkins locations to the Cincinnati region, where the restaurant got its start, he said.
“We just acquired the Youngstown and Erie, Pennsylvania markets, so we’re trying to get that settled first and then we’ll return to Cincinnati and hope to build some new Perkins there in the near future,” he said. “We believe in the Ohio market, the Cincinnati market, and we will be working feverishly to add new locations.”
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