In the late 1930's, Erwin Koch owned
and operated the building as a gas and oil station and had a
shop to work on vehicles. Later he added a lunch counter and
bar and added cottages. In 1943, Koch built a dance hall in
Punkin Pfister leased the building as a nightclub and in
1946, Vic Head and Glen Springmeier leased the building. In
1950, Ervin Koch sold the building to Jack Weaver who sold
it to Nick and Rosie Siminoff one year later.
Herman Essert Sr. purchased the buildings in October, 1953,
it featured nightclub, small kitchen, and motel buildings.
In 1954, Herman I. Essert bought into a partnership with
Herman Essert Sr. In 1957, Herman L. Essert and his wife
Millie became partners with Millie's parents, Gus and Tilly
In 1969, Gus and Tilly Bachr sold their shares to John and
Ann Gluck. The four partners decided in 1972 to retire the
nightclub and developed it’s restaurant, bar and motels. In
1980, a new motel building was built.
In 1990, the Essert/Gluck partnership sold the business to
Diane Poettker and her brother Bernie Poettker.