Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Old Ponderosa Building to be Razed

Ponderosa falling down 3 3 14 002 800x598(Photo courtesy Paul McRee SurfKY News)CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (3/3/14) — After sitting empty for well over a year, it appears the huge, collapsing building located at 302 South Second Street in Central City will soon be razed.

Ponderosa Steakhouse thrived for decades on the large lot a mile from the Western Kentucky Parkway.

In an email received Feb. 26, the RST LLC spokesperson told SurfKY News the property was leased to an area Ponderosa franchise owner, and was given approval "to get bids on tearing down the building".  

Although no timetable was given regarding the exact date of the razing of the lot, Central City Mayor Barry Shaver said in a statement to SurfKY News that he feels this is good news.

"We are happy to hear that this progress has been made," Shaver said. "We look forward to seeing this prominent location in our town cleaned up, and hopefully transformed into a thriving business once again."

Shaver noted that total Central City restaurant revenues are consistently in the neighborhood of $1 million a month.

"We hope that this fact, along with the location of this prime real estate, will attract someone to this location sooner rather than later," Shaver said.

The spokesperson for RST LLC said the long delay in beginning the clean-up of the lot was out of the company's control due to litigation that did not involve RST LLC.

Paul McRee
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Family: 'We're So Far Away; Need to Say Goodbye'

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (8/22/14) — The family of a Madisonville woman that had suffered from Multiple Sclerosis and living… Read More

Hopkins County Sheriff's Arrest Reports Released

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/22/14) ― The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following arrest reports Friday, Aug.… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

August 21, 2014 6554

Muhlenberg Task Force on Trail of Home…

in News by Wes Miller
August 20, 2014 4160

Park Avenue Trespass Call Leads to…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
August 19, 2014 3959

Free Arthritis Exercise Program will be…

in News by Woody Maglinger
August 19, 2014 3865

'Another One Bites the 'Duct'

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 19, 2014 3858

Municipal Art Collection on Exhibit at…

in News by Mary Bryan Hood

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

August 20, 2014 4160

Park Avenue Trespass Call Leads to…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
August 21, 2014 2184

Pedestrian Struck on East Arch Street,…

in Top Stories by Officer Ryan Clark
August 20, 2014 2168

Dawson Springs Woman Arrested for Driving…

in Top Stories by SurfKY News
August 18, 2014 1525

Madisonville Firefighters Recognized for…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 20, 2014 1320

Theft at Pennyrile Park Apartments Leads…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

August 19, 2014 3959

Free Arthritis Exercise Program will be…

in News by Woody Maglinger
August 19, 2014 3858

Municipal Art Collection on Exhibit at…

in News by Mary Bryan Hood
August 19, 2014 2261

Owensboro Police Department to Host…

in News by Michael Hathaway
August 19, 2014 1676

‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign…

in News by Officer Michael Hathaway
August 20, 2014 1628

OCTC Faculty Earns National Honor

in News by Bernie Hale

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

August 19, 2014 3865

'Another One Bites the 'Duct'

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
August 19, 2014 3390

Drakesboro Woman Injured When Tree Falls…

in Top Stories by Martha Clark
August 21, 2014 2599

UPDATE: Injuries Sustained in Two-Vehicle…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 20, 2014 2405

Deterioration of Caney Station Cemetery…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 19, 2014 2204

Central City Lions Club Charity Auction…

in Top Stories by Dean Rowe

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06