Eater is reporting that Superdive is for sale. As they note:
The asking price: $350,000 key money (the price to just take over the space) and a $10k per month 10 year lease. Now the listing doesn't necessarily mean the Dive will close, nor must it change hands.
The owners could just be testing the waters to see if they can unload it at that price. Potential new owners could keep it running as is—$20 all you can drink beer specials and all—or they could turn it back into a coffee shop, something it still somewhat resembles.
Meanwhile, one small matter for any new owner to consider: According to the SLA Web site, Superdive has former tenant Rapture's existing license, which is only effective through April 2011.
So anyone who takes over will have to go before the CB3 to get a renewal. This one will be filed under "renewal with complaint history." Good luck.
UPDATE: The Superdivers responded to the Eater report with the following:
A) SUPERDIVE will live forever.
B) SUPERDIVE will never close.
C) SUPERDIVE is looking for additional locations as well as weighing national expansion
Previously on EV Grieve:
CB3 didn't approve a liquor license for Superdive; "a nice neighborhood Internet café-bookstore" becomes a bar with keg service at tables
Let us join hands and pray that this place will disappear sooner rather than later.
a short life.
You can't make this stuff up.
I would give anything for the Super Dive space to turn into a laundromat... A girl can dream, can't she?
I saw an ad for a bar on 13th and A on Craigslist..thought it was the ham joint-
how about D) SUPERDIVE thinks it's better to burn out than fade away..?
Now all they need is to host a Great White concert...
The Pull the Plug tour.
U)cockier than Arthur Kade and his ego, more narcissistic than Julia Allison, and able to pull a bait & switch on the CB#3 in a single bound
it's a douche, it's a frat....no it's SUPERDIVE
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