John Ross Ferrara / Today 4:30 p.m. / Business, Oregon
Closing of O’Holleran’s Steakhouse in Brookings, property sold to Medford Real Estate Company
O’Holleran’s Steakhouse & Lounge, a longtime surf-‘n’-turf staple of Brookings, has closed permanently and the property is in the process of being closed, according to Curry County records.
The restaurant’s property, located at 1210 Chetco Ave., was tentatively sold in November last year to Rubicon Investments, a Medford-based property development and management firm.
It is unclear when the steakhouse officially closed. However, photos taken by the guests of O’Holleran stopped appearing on social media in October, shortly before the owners reached a deal. Road signage outside the restaurant boasts that it has been in business since 1952.
The Outpost contacted the owners of O’Holleran’s Steakhouse, Rodney and Eileen Minnier, to find out why they decided to close the restaurant, but received no response. According to FederalPay.org, Rodney Minnier received a PPP loan of $82,134 from the federal government for the company in February 2021. Records show the company employed 14 people during the pandemic.
Rubicon Investments Executive Vice President Justin Hurley returned the Outpost’s call about the property earlier today. Hurley said he could not provide more information about the company’s plans for the property as the sale is not yet finalized. However, Hurley said he would be able to discuss the company’s plans after the sale.
This is not the first time that Rubicon Investments has purchased property in Curry County. In December 2019, the company’s subsidiary Gold Beach Holding, LLC purchased an 11,200 square foot building at 94145 5th Pl. in Gold Beach. The company currently leases the property to the Oregon Department of Social Services.
Whatever the company’s plans, it seems unlikely that the building will reopen as a restaurant. the Curry Coastal Pilot reports that the Minniers hold a liquidation sale for the restaurant until May 14. This sale includes tables, chairs, booths, refrigerators, freezers, stoves, fryers, dishes, and “everything else in the building” of O’Holleran’s Steakhouse.
According to Re/Maxthe property is estimated at $1,143,820.