SOUTHINGTON — The owner of Lou’s Breakfast and Lunch said efforts to sell the business were unsuccessful but that he may open another restaurant elsewhere.
Michael Kosciuszek started Lou’s five years ago after a 30-year career as a contractor. He had listed the Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike business for sale after he wasn’t able to agree on a new lease with the landlord.
“A lot of people are asking me to relocate,” Kosciuszek said.
If he starts another restaurant, it will be under a different name.
“It’s not going to be Lou’s,” Kosciuszek said.
Most of his customers are in the Southington area, but he wasn’t sure where he might possibly open another restaurant.
In a post on the restaurant's website earlier this month, Kosciuszek said that because an agreement couldn't be reached with the landlord the eatery would close for good.
"We cannot thank our loyal, supportive, positively amazing customers enough. You've truly become family and it has been our absolute pleasure to serve you these five past years and we will never forget you," he wrote.
A property manager for the plaza owners, Stanhope Group One LLC, declined to comment for the story.
The plaza is for sale at $1.5 million. Broker Rick Ziff said it’s been listed for five months and that there has been plenty of interest.
Ziff said the group is “very close” to closing with a buyer.
Pop’s Burgers and Fries was in the Lou’s location before Kosciuszek opened his restaurant.
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