Thursday, December 04, 2008

Numerous Restaurants For Sale in Wellfleet

For anyone on vacation, a night out at a restaurant is a must. “As long as I do not have to cook the food, any place will do,” responded one guest when I asked what type of dining experience she and her husband would prefer during their weekend away from the kids. In summer, Wellfleet offers lots of choice for dining out. Unfortunately for bed & breakfast owners, most of the town’s eateries close after Oysterfest. This year two of Wellfleet’s year-round restaurants are closed in December: The Wicked Oyster will open again for business at the beginning of January; the Bookstore will be closed for two months, from December 14 to February 15. There are a slew of restaurants changing hands, so 2009 may bring fresh options. Let's hope some of the future owners decide to run year-round businesses. Monkey-See, Monkey-Do, formerly Eric’s Seafood, is up for sale after a total renovation ($650,000). The owners of the Lighthouse, in the center of town, are open to offers. Like to cook pizza? Consider D’Italia’s ($249,000). Rookies, also on Route 6, has a For Sale sign in the parking lot ($950,000). The world-famous Martin House in Provincetown is available as well ($1,399,000). With the economy tanking, who knows how many of these businesses will find takers? Down by the harbor, Captain Higgins will open in the spring with a new name: Pearl. A crew of carpenters is slowly transforming the building, which will soon sport what appears to be a second-floor deck (above). I’ve heard Pearl will serve organic food. Not in the market for a restaurant? How about a former chapel? Our Lady of Perpetual Help in North Truro is back on the market for $449,000.