Rosemary Cafe proprietor sells Harvey Park genuine estate buyer hopes for reboot

Rosemary Cafe at 2133 S. Sheridan Blvd. shut in May possibly just after 30 years in small business. (Matthew Geiger pics)

Rosemary Cafe, a staple of Harvey Park for 30 several years, permanently closed past thirty day period. The house was offered to buyers before long right after.

The family-fashion restaurant’s genuine estate at 2133 S. Sheridan Blvd. was sold to Hub Progress, LLC for $1.8 million on Might 18, in accordance to community documents. That entity is affiliated with Denver-dependent EXDO Team Cos.

The cafe constructing by itself had been mentioned for $1.6 million, with an supplemental $200,000 for FF&E and small business property. The cafe is 5,110 sq. feet, so the rate per square foot is about $303.

Rosemary Cafe was opened in 1992 by George Moraitis, in accordance to the restaurant’s Facebook webpage. Moraitis is a handling partner of Rosemary Group Assets Holdings LLC — the entity that marketed the property to EXDO — alongside with Gerasimos “Mike” Apergis, the late proprietor of Breakfast King, which shut in January.

Rosemary Group compensated $600,000 for the house in 1999, documents demonstrate.

EXDO Main Functioning Officer Kevin Preblud advised BusinessDen that the enterprise is exploring for a tenant that will use the current making, and he’d be delighted with a reboot.

“My preference would be to get any person to continue as Rosemary Cafe. What they do with the menu, the hrs, that is heading to be up to them,” Preblud said.

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The Rosemary Cafe offered for $1.8 million on May possibly 18.

Preblud claimed he finally desires someone who is a “good operator.”

“We really don’t want to acquire a opportunity with anyone just mainly because they assume it’s a excellent strategy,” Preblud said. “I mean, somebody with a observe document. Any individual wants to run a diner. Any individual would like to be a section of that community. That’s our intention.”

Locating a certified and seasoned operator has never been a lot more very important. Denver’s restaurant business has taken a strike since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many tiny businesses ranging from startups to long-time loved ones operations have closed down. Quite often, these institutions cite the pandemic by itself as the nail in the coffin for their corporations. Other house owners issue to growing meals price ranges because of to inflation or a shrinking labor pool.

But for Moraitis, his reason was uncomplicated: he was finding outdated, and it was time to retire, he mentioned.

For the customer’s sake, Moraitis hopes a restaurant continues to be at the site of the Rosemary Cafe.

“They (the consumers) want a restaurant in the region,” he claimed.

EXDO also obtained the neighboring assets, the retail strip at 2125 S. Sheridan Blvd., for $4.7 million back again in July 2021.

“The goal is to deliver price back again to the group that lives in that region,” stated Paul Cattin, a broker with NAI Shames Makovsky who assisted arrange the two the Rosemary Cafe and retail strip promotions.