On Tuesday, Rosemary Cafe posted to Facebook that it has been sold and is closing, at least for now.
“The Rosemary family would like to share with all of you that as of May 15th, 2022 the current owners of Rosemary’s Cafe will be stepping down and passing the restaurant to new owners,” Rosemary Cafe posted. “As of Sunday, May 15th, Rosemarys will unfortunately be closed and it is out of our hands when or if it will reopen.”
The restaurant, built in 1973, was listed for $1,750,000 on the commercial real-estate site Loopnet. Neither the restaurant nor the real estate agents Paul Cattin and Joey Gargotto responded to immediate requests for comment.
“We want to take this time to say thank you to all of our valued customers, those who have come once and those we see weekly or more, without you these Greek’s dreams would have not been successful,” the restaurant posted. “To our wonderful staff, current and past, we couldn’t have done this without you either. We thank you for your loyalty and treating our customers as family.”
Rosemary Cafe, whose business license dates back to 1999, was owned by former Breakfast King owner Gerasimos “Mike” Apergis. Apergis was a Greek immigrant who launched his career in the restaraunt industry working at the Columbine Steakhouse for nine years, according to his obituary.
Breakfast King, a Santa Fe Drive diner, shut down last year, months after his death, on Sept. 2, 2021.
“Change and goodbyes are hard and we will miss seeing all of you as much as you will miss Rosemary’s as it has been for so many years,” the restaurant posted. “Rosemary’s has been a part of many families and seen our families grow for many years. While we don’t know all of the new owners plans, we know it is now time for us to focus on our families and close this chapter of our lives. We are sad to say goodbye, and we hope that you all understand this decision was made with our families best interest in mind. Thank you all for making Rosemary’s what it was.”