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Springs Tavern for Sale

Thu, 09/16/2021 - 09:38
The Springs Tavern
Courtney Ratcliffe

The Springs Tavern, a restaurant that since 2017 has been operating out of the Fort Pond Boulevard building that was formerly home to Wolfie’s and before that the Jungle Inn (a.k.a. Jungle Pete’s), a watering hole frequented by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and other well-known midcentury artists, is up for sale.

Hal Zwick and Jeffrey Sztorc, brokers for the Compass real estate firm, announced the listing on Monday. Dan and Charlotte DeSmet, the owners, have a long-term lease on the space, and are selling the business and its contents. The restaurant has 120 seats, a commercial kitchen, and a large bar. The price is available on request. The building is not part of the sale.

The listing will not affect the current operations, according to Ms. DeSmet. “The restaurant will remain open and with the existing staff,” she said. 


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