Nothing new for old Perkins lot


By Teri L. Hansen

Managing Editor

In February 2018, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery announced that they would be closing their McPherson location. That same month, it was announced that new Perkins restaurant would be opening in Salina. The diner eventually settled at 3050 Riffel Dr. The building had been vacant after the abrupt closing of Logan’s Roadhouse in 2016.

After 20 years of sharing the Econo Lodge building in McPherson, Perkins closed their doors Feb. 25, 2018.

At the time, it wasn’t clear what would happen to the building. It didn’t take long before the building was razed to the ground. The lot has stood empty and questions have come up on whether anything has been happening.

There have been inquiries, but no one has moved forward for the space, McPherson City Administrator Nick Gregory said.

So for the time being, the lot sits empty and is still up for grabs, for both sale or lease.

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