Well, the much-loved has sadly departed its Healdsburg outpost in the wake of a company-wide shakeup we reported last year in Healdsburg Patch.
Kevin Foster, a leasing and sales agent for Cornish & Carey Commercial Newmark Knight Frank real estate, said the restaurant cleared out roughly two weeks ago from the 8,481 square foot building at 206 Healdsburg Ave.
CG was a tenant in the building, which is owned by a corporation, Foster said. The café had leased the front portion, or 4,871 square feet.
Foster said he had no word on whether all the Café Gratitude restaurants in the Bay Area would be closed -- although he said he had heard that some may stay open. He said he is only familiar with the Healdsburg Café Gratitude because the building's owner is his client.
"There are actually four suites in the building," Foster said. A day spa, which is also closed, leased one of the other suites. Two other business tenants -- and a Tibetan artifacts retail store -- are still open and operating on a month-to-month lease arrangement, he said.
Foster, whose office is in Santa Rosa, said the owner would entertain either a lease or a sale -- or a combination of the two. For example, if a Healdsburg business owner or investor wanted to lease the main front section for a new venture, and perhaps also buy the building as an investment, that might be a good opportunity for the right person, he said.
So far, Foster said he has heard from some interested restaurateurs and has discussed a wine bar or taproom option. However, he said he was aware that
"It would also work as a health, fitness and beauty facility," Foster said.
He said he had some interest expressed but was not in negotiations at the moment.
"That could change tomorrow," he said.
What do you think? In the best of all possible worlds, what would you like to see there, right at the front gateway to Healdsburg?
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