WELL, THAT WAS easy.
After several months of wrangling in court–with nine attorneys, two judges and two trustees–the closed-down L’Attitude restaurant has finally emerged from bankruptcy.
Longtime businessman and restaurateur Joe Constance has bought the property, the business and its assets. He’d been managing the restaurant and hoping to to buy it several months ago until the case got stuck in court.
He is renaming it the Iron Bay Restaurant and Drinkery. He’s planning on spending up to $200,000 on remodeling the restaurant, and giving it an historical feel.
The building, right across from the Lower Harbor, dates back to 1869, and Constance will capitalize on its history with old photos and artifacts from Marquette’s history.
The menu? To be determined.
Now, the bad news. The Iron Bay Restaurant and Drinkery won’t open until May of next year. During all the legal squabbling, they lost their liquor license. They need to re-apply.
And besides, a November opening for a restaurant and bar in Marquette is less than optimal.
Here’s hoping that potentially one of the best venues in town has a future more prosperous and stable than its past.
Maybe all the attorneys who made a fortune fighting over the case in court can come down for the opening, and buy a few rounds of drinks.
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