Catherine's Pub, the new Taps, listed for sale, renamed
Catherine's Pub, the new Taps, hasn't even opened yet, but it's already up for sale.
Has been for sale, actually, since November.
And it won't be called Catherine's Pub anymore, said property owner Chris Reda. Until someone buys it, it'll be known as Delia Foley's.
Judging from their actions, the new owners never intended to keep the two-story bar.
The bar at 1439 South Charles Street was Taps until Reda and Ropewalk Tavern's Marc MacFaul bought it in August for $450,000.
Two weeks ago they started to renovate it with the intention to re-open in January as Catherine's Pub.
That's still the plan, Reda said. But the owners have always had an eye on selling the nearly 5,000-square-foot property.
They started listing it on Craigslist just three months after they bought it.
And for an additional $75,000.
The renovations to the bar also suggest the new owners are keen on making the property more attractive to prospective buyers. Reda has said these will be reserved to the exterior, plus some cosmetic changes to the inside.
The new price is $525,000, including the bar's liquor license.
But Reda said they're "not actively" selling the bar. "We would sell if someone was interested," he said Monday when I spoke with him.
He also said they changed the bar's name from Catherine's Pub to Delia Foley's.
The new place, being renovated in the picture on the right, is still scheduled to open in January, or perhaps by New Year's, Reda said. Gary Morse is leasing the bar for the time being.
Photo: Taps under renovation (Alexander Mitchell IV)