Whether known as Moxie’s, Michael’s or Alibi’s, the supper club with the gambrel roof on Ripon’s far west end has been among the go-to places for a good meal for generations.

   But, for the past two years, it’s been closed.

   Building owner Tim Dietzel hopes that won’t be the case much longer. The property has been rehabbed and is back on the market.

   Reaching that point, however, has been a journey.

   Dietzel, who ran the restaurant as Alibi’s Bar & Grill for years, sold the property via land contract — and then got it back a year later when the land contract failed.

   What happened between March 2016 and March 2017? That may be the real story.

   Legal wrangling and rumors filled that interim, and Dietzel believes he now needs to set the record straight.

   He claims that what people have heard about the property simply isn’t true.

Read the full story in the March 7, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.