Theo’s Java Membership was open for 27 years earlier than proprietor Theo Grevas retired. Practically a yr later, the constructing continues to be up on the market.
ROCK ISLAND, In poor health. — A staple Quad Cities espresso store continues to be searching for a brand new proprietor almost a yr after its closure.
Theo’s Java Club was open for 27 years earlier than its proprietor, Theo Grevas, determined to retire in 2021. Though it has been closed for almost a yr, Grevas nonetheless receives messages from clients daily.
“It was my time. And it was time to go,” Grevas stated. “There is not any doubt, it was tough to final three years due to what was occurring. However I felt, you realize, it is my time. My spouse and I stated ‘We’re younger sufficient. We have children across the nation, let’s go go to them, let’s do this stuff and put the troubles of the espresso store behind us.’ Let another person are available right here, we thought, and take it over, which we thought could be somewhat shortly. Sadly, it simply hasn’t occurred that means.”
The espresso store has been available on the market for eleven months, however with new tasks coming into downtown Rock Island, hopes are excessive for the sale.
“Downtown Rock Island has a plan and issues are occurring down right here. After which they need to promote that slightly bit extra; Rock Island’s bought some issues occurring,” Grevas stated.
These new additions embrace a federal courthouse, in addition to a brand new YWCA heart and faculty administrator constructing.
Grevas stated that he sees a vibrant future for downtown Rock Island.
“I believe the enterprise homeowners down right here all agree that one thing has to occur. However Rock Island is a novel place; as distinctive as the opposite cities within the area. And it is had its ups and downs as each different metropolis has had, and I believe it is only a matter of time for it to come back again up. I believe the very common thought on that could be a very distinctive downtown.”
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