Are several longtime restaurants ready to leave Corktown? Listings for three popular neighborhood destinations — St. CeCe's Pub, Casey's Pub, and Le Petit Zinc — have appeared on the O'Connor Real Estate site and it's creating a bit of a buzz.
Eater recently spoke with Le Petit Zinc owner Karima Sorel to find out more about the $399,900 property listing. Sorel says that, despite the O'Connor posting, the restaurant is not in fact for sale; however, Sorel's mother has discussed the possibility of selling the property. If the building were to receive an attractive offer, the Zinc would likely move rather than disappear completely.
According to Metro Times, St. CeCe's co-owner Celeste Belanger also insists that she and her partners are merely testing the real estate waters with the $850,000 property listing. They'd like to see what kinds of offers the building might garner the relatively hot neighborhood real estate climate. If the owners do find a viable buyer, it's possible that this concept may relocate as well.
The owners of Casey's Pub weren't immediately available for comment, but the Michigan Avenue isn't a stranger to closure rumors. The bar briefly shuttered last January, but eventually returned with a revamped menu that management hoped would draw in a fresh clientele. Listed at $499,900, the building and business including the liquor license are for sale. Stay tuned for more updates.
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