Thursday, February 9, 2012
MIAMISBURG — Alex’s on 725 restaurant and supper club — the former Alex’s Continental that reopened in July 2010 after being closed for nearly three years — was closed Wednesday night and today, and the building’s owner said the facility will soon be for sale.
Signs posted on the door of Alex’s Wednesday night informed customers that the restaurant and banquet center were closed and apologized for any inconvenience. The restaurant’s voicemail greeting says the building’s owner “has decided to close the restaurant” and thanks callers for their patronage.
The building’s owner, Alex Pragalos, said in a phone interview that the restaurant’s manager, Reece Powers III, was “seven or eight months behind on the rent.” Powers, reached by phone at the restaurant earlier this week, declined to comment. Miamisburg Municipal Court records show that Pragalos filed a civil action Jan. 18 against Powers and co-defendant Tami Blankenbecler seeking the eviction of the building’s tenant because Pragalos was owed in excess of $14,000.
Pragalos said that after the restaurant moves out, he would “try to sell (the building) or tear it down.”
The facility just west of the I-75/Ohio 725 interchange near the Dayton Mall has hosted hundreds of high school reunions, wedding receptions and other special events in its initial run of 34 years. Pragalos initially closed Alex’s Continental Restaurant and its lounge in the spring of 2007, and closed the banquet center portion of the large facility in August 2007.
Miamisburg Mayor Dick Church said he “hates to see Alex’s close.”
The restaurant “has a rich history here in the community, and I had great hopes for it when it reopened,” Church said. “I’m sorry to see that it was not successful. It will be missed.”Tweet