Weird one. The owners and staff of 12 Bones don’t seem that disappointed to be moving down the road to Foundy St and a new landlord:
“At the end of the day we were in a really unfavorable lease in a building that was held together with Band-Aids and not really enough space for us.”
Yeah, we can be sentimental about the shabby old building, but restaurants are more than buildings.
Peterson has the disposable income to buy every run down building in town and simply sit on them for years if need be. And what’s even more astounding, gets his tenants to rehab them when they move in. That being said, a 300% rent increase simply because the business was sold is not good. And actually hurts his cause because what people see is the very definition of greed.
@luther – Agreed. The parking lot was just a horror and they really needed more space for the ordering line (out the door into the weather while clogging the entry), the outdoor seating area was rather sad, etc.
By pure happenstance I got take-out on their last day of operation at the original location and was chatting with the checkout people. They didn’t seem sad or nostalgic but rather looking forward to the “new” 12 Bones. Me too.
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