Al's Oasis Getting New Owner
by Associated Press
February 23, 2013 12:56 PM
An iconic restaurant visited by Interstate 90 travelers as they cross the Missouri River is getting a new owner.
Al's Oasis will now be operated by a partnership formed by U.S. Hotels, a subsidiary of the Sioux Falls-based Ramkota Companies.
The Mueller family, which has owned the tourist attraction in Oacoma since it opened as a grocery store in 1919, will become one of the investors in the partnership.
Statements say that the family decided to sell to Ramkota because of its roots in South Dakota and its understanding of the state's tourism and hospitality industries.
The sale is expected to be complete this spring.
Al's Oasis includes a grocery store, restaurant and various other visitor amenities, all arranged in Old West-style storefronts.