| Central Penn Business Journal
Dodge City owner continues serving, search for a buyer
Dodge City Restaurant, the iconic Harrisburg eatery on Paxton Street, doesn't plan to close, but its ownership said it continues to search for a buyer.
The restaurant at the corner of Paxton and Cameron streets recently was listed with Wormleysburg-based real estate firm NAI CIR at a price of $995,000 for the business, real estate and liquor license.
Dodge City has been for sale for 15 years, owner Doug Krick said. Like any other business, Krick said he'd sell immediately if someone with enough cash came around.
Krick said he's become more serious about the sale in the past two years because he's getting older and the recession hurt the restaurant business. Other issues such as the expansion of chain restaurants and their impact on family-owned eateries, last year's flooding and Harrisburg's fiscal troubles all weigh on the decision to sell, he said.
Krick and his wife, Debbie, started the western-themed Dodge City in 1980. The Kricks renovated the restaurant a year ago, including some of the menu, as part of their inclusion in the Food Network's show "Restaurant: Impossible."