Cougar Country Drive-In listed for sale by owner

Employee says she still has not been paid, will not return to work again

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Cougar Country Drive-In listed for sale by owner

The Cougar Country Drive-In is officially on the real estate market after being closed since last month.

The Cougar Country Drive-In is officially on the real estate market after being closed since last month.

ABBEY ROSE | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

The Cougar Country Drive-In is officially on the real estate market after being closed since last month.

ABBEY ROSE | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

ABBEY ROSE | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

The Cougar Country Drive-In is officially on the real estate market after being closed since last month.

KAYE GILL, Evergreen reporter

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The Cougar Country Drive-In was put up for sale on the Beasley Realty website for $1.9 million.

The business has been closed since early last month.

According to the website, “Established in 1972, Cougar Country has been a beloved fixture and landmark of the Pullman community. This incredibly profitable business is just waiting for the next owner to continue the strong heritage.”

Danielle Kack, former Cougar Country Drive-In supervisor, who was interviewed in the Evergreen’s previous article said she would not return to work at Cougar Country, even if it comes into new ownership. Kack said that she still has not been paid for Jan. 21 to Feb. 10.

“I want the best for that business. It means so much to the community and to the alumni that have come here,” she said. “I want to see the business succeed, so all the best to it, but I myself can’t go back to work there.”

She said that she has not heard anything from the drive-in’s current owner, Rhonda Witt-Miller, since the staff meeting that was held in early February. 

“The Facebook post saying ‘Cougar Country is closed until further notice’ is the most official statement that we got saying that we didn’t have a job,” Kack said.

Witt-Miller was approached for a comment and originally agreed to speak to the Daily Evergreen, but then said she would not comment at this time.