Surfside Club Might Go To Auction
Co-Owner Mailander To Try For Sole Ownership
A local restaurant is still struggling after this summer's flood. Video by kmtv.comvideo
Omaha, NE - A Summer hang-out best known for its fried food and good times might head to auction as early as next month.
The Surfside Club, located north of Omaha near the Mormon Bridge, took a hit because of Missouri River flooding with the restaurant drowning in repair bills. Even through the worst of times, however, the club's co-owner, Tom Mailander, plans to try for sole ownership of a place he calls home.
"It's a place where I worked and my family grew up," said Mailander. "After 30 some years, it's just kind of part of the family."
The Surfside was forced to close last June after swelling from the Missouri River became too much for the parking lot to bare.
"Any business has its ups and downs," said Mailander. "We've tried to pay off as many bills as we can, but there are still bills left over."
Facing some debt, losing the Surfside is something Mailander is hoping won't happen. He's holding out hope, however, he can scrape up enough cash to buy the restaurant back.
"I look forward to having a few more years."
If he gets that opportunity, he says he has every intention of making the Surfside vibrant again for future generations to come.