Mike DePersia, a broker with the
Triangle-based National Restaurant
Properties handling the sale, told The News
& Observer the shop’s absentee ownership
group — whose members preferred not to
be identified — are seeking new owners
better situated to deal with things such as
a water main break that shut down many
Chapel Hill businesses on a February weekend expecting a flood of basketball fans.
The $145,000 listing (for the business,
not the leased building) on bizbuysell.
com says the 2,854-square-foot space has
the potential for more late-night service,
catering, private parties and outdoor dining
as well as increased alcohol sales.
Other than those changes, the owners
hope whoever takes over will keep the
comfortably worn booths, tile floors,
polished bar and other features pretty much
as is until at least the coffee shop’s 100th
birthday in 2022.
Departures and Arrivals
Chapel Hill Comics, the oldest specialty
comic book store in the Triangle, closed
after 10 years on West Franklin. … Lotsa
Stone Fired Pizza moved into the building
on the northwestern corner of Franklin and
Columbia streets, most recently occupied
by Jasmin Mediterranean Bistro. … Sweet
Frog yogurt closed shop on East Franklin
but plans to relocate nearby. … Khushi
Salads and Wraps on East Franklin closed,
but its space was quickly taken by Grk
Yeero sandwich shop. … McAlister’s Deli,
a small regional chain founded in 1989,
with restaurants in Durham, Raleigh and
Apex, pulled out after several years on
East Franklin next to Linda’s. … Fans of
Ethiopian food will miss Queen of Sheba,
lately of the Timberlyne shopping center
on Weaver Dairy Road. Owner Friesh
Dabei originally opened the restaurant
downtown, on North Graham Street, but
the building was torn down to make way
for Greenbridge condominiums.
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