HAZEL DELL — The owners of the Steakburger & Golf-O-Rama have set May 30 as closing day for the Hazel Dell venue.
The 4 p.m. closure will mark the end of an era for the 52-year-old business, which has sold its secret-sauce-slathered hamburgers and family fun since the early 1960s at 7120 N.E. Highway 99, east of Interstate 5.
Longtime husband-and-wife owners Bob and Merilyn Condon plan to sell the 2.3-acre site to Vancouver developer Mike Jenkins of MAJ Development. The company plans to demolish the restaurant for a $5 million project of four retail buildings, including two drive-through restaurants.
The Condons and other family members will auction restaurant fixtures, appliances and miniature golf equipment after the venue's final day. They also plan to launch two new businesses by bottling and distributing the restaurant's familiar sauce and selling starts taken from the golf course's perennial flowers.