Check out this historic cafe and iconic landmark in Protection, Kansas! What an incredible opportunity to purchase a thriving local business. The owner has poured 50 years of time, resources, love, and devotion into this beautiful property, and now it’s waiting for you!
With 3 dining rooms and total seating capacity of 178, enjoy space for a crowd or hosting special events. Step into the open, bright, spacious main dining area with newer commercial tile installed in an eye-catching pattern. There are ceiling fans throughout the restaurant and nice, high-quality Formica topped tables and chairs (only 2 years old) ready to seat all of your daily guests, along with highchairs and booster seats for the little ones. Booth seating is also present, and these are only 4 years old.
The kitchen is turn-key and ready to go with major commercial appliances including: ice machine (1 year old), ice cream machine (2 years old), six freezers, 5 shelf cooler, industrial walk-in cooler, dishwasher, eight-burner gas stove, griddle, and exhaust fans. You are also all set with up-to-date fire code licensing, fire extinguishers, and full venting system. Spread out and prepare meals and desserts with several workspaces, slicers, mixers, blenders, and more essential kitchen tools. A water softener will help to keep your sinks and all the included cups, dishes, plates, and silverware spot and hardwater free.
The 2nd dining area, or the banquet/meeting room, is open and spacious too with warm wood paneling and Z brick walls. Here, you will also find a portable hot bar for buffet use, as well as an additional cool salad bar cart. The 3rd dining area features hardwood floors, a ventless gas fireplace for cozy ambiance, and high 12-foot original tin ceilings with coffered detailing. A handy coffee and water sidebar with space for warming trays and a pass-through window to the kitchen are also located in this room.
In the back, you will find an office area and a storage room with shelving, extra supplies, and accessories. And above it all, on the second floor is a huge 5,617 square foot space with hardwood floors, more original tin ceilings (some with the Friendship, Love, and Truth Odd Fellows insignias) and it’s already sectioned off into rooms to do with as you would like. From living quarters to small apartments, to a bed and breakfast, with the exterior entrance to this upper level, the possibilities are limitless!
Come and check out this incredible, thriving, fully furnished restaurant in Protection, Kansas!
Protection is a city in Comanche County, Kansas with a population of 514. Protection was founded in 1884. Popular support for a protective tariff in the 1884 presidential election caused the name of “Protection” to be selected. The first post office in Protection was established on August 27, 1884. The town became nationally and internationally known via radio and television in 1955–1956, when the National Polio Foundation chose it as the center for the free distribution of Salk vaccine shots for polio. It then became 100 percent contained.
Protection is found in the beautiful Gypsum Hills (also known as the Gyp Hills, Red Hills & Medicine Hills) are a region of rolling hills, mesas, canyons and buttes in central Kansas, just north of the Oklahoma border. The area has many red cedar trees and the ground contains iron oxide or rust, hence one of the area's other names, the Red Hills. Protection is located in the heart of Unit 16 which is one of the most popular trophy deer and wild turkey hunting areas in the State of Kansas. Hunting season brings an influx of guests to this area for their hunting trips. The area also enjoys very good quail and pheasant hunting.
Oil and gas development and wind power farms also bring regular guests to the area. Many of those have enjoyed their stays in the Protection area.
The city of Protection provides excellent public schools and a welcoming small town atmosphere. Protection, Kansas is located only 62 miles to the southeast of Dodge City, Kansas, 62 miles to the north of Woodward, Oklahoma and only 143 miles southwest of Wichita.
Recreational opportunities abound with a short 14 mile drive to Coldwater Lake which is located near Coldwater, not far from the famous the Red Hills Scenic Byway. The city lake and park is situated in the rolling hills and woods of the scenic Gypsum Hills region of the state. The surrounding area offers rugged beauty and stunning vistas. Coldwater Lake is the best kept secret in Kansas and very popular with people of Southwest Kansas and Northwestern Oklahoma.
The 250-acre lake and 930-acre park provide anglers and outdoors people with lots of enjoyable activities. Annual fish stocking is handled by the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission. The lake is located next to a beautiful 10 hole golf course, with very low green fees.
This area of Kansas is known for its farming and ranching operations. There are jobs available in this area of the state for agriculture, oil and gas, as well as wind energy.
· 65 miles to the southeast of Dodge City, Kansas
· 62 miles to the north of Woodward, Oklahoma
· 128 miles southwest of Wichita, Kansas
· 202 miles northwest of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
· 323 miles southwest of Kansas City, Kansas
· 407 miles northwest of Dallas, Texas
· 432 miles southeast of Denver, Colorado