The ownership of the building that houses Francesca’s Cafe in the South End quietly changed hands at the end of 2012 in what is rumored to have been a cash deal. The new owner is South End resident, Fredmond Kiley the 4th.
Are the days numbered for Francesca’s Cafe in the South End?
The building was bought with Francesca’s lease intact, but it is unclear how many more years remain on that lease and the reason that is of interest is because rumor has it the new landlord would prefer a high end restaurant and cafe. Who can say if Francesca’s would be forced out when their existing lease expires but if that comes to pass it is unlikely the popular cafe would be able to find another home in the neighborhood it has served for nearly 20 years.
What are your thoughts? Would you miss Francesca’s or would you prefer to see something else go into this prime location in the neighborhood?