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County obtains BBQ restaurant property, launches new site

Posted: Monday, Jun 24th, 2013

OREGON — Last Monday night, Ogle County became the official property owner of the 501 West Washington Street building located next to the judicial center in Oregon. Jackass BBQ business owner Andy Riegel, who agreed to lease the property for the next two years with an optional third year, currently occupies the property. The lease agreement will begin July 7.

Riegel was present at the meeting and endorsed the lease agreement. He and board chairmen Kim Gouker previously agreed to the leasing terms prior to the Monday night meeting. Gouker said that the board was in favor of Reigel continuing his business and maintaining the property.

Gouker also said that some expressed opposition toward the name of Reigel’s BBQ business and asked if anyone had strong opinions on the matter.

“The name is a bit edgy but what does the board say? Is this really an issue with anyone?” Gouker asked.

For the complete article see the 06-23-2013 issue.

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