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For Sale: Poe’s Pub

RVA Hub and Richmond BizSense report:

Church Hill and Shockoe regulars are likely pooling their money and thinking of taking out another mortgage as news that Poe’s Pub is officially on the market. The bar sits on the edge of Shockoe Bottom at the foot of Libby Hill. The weekends are backed with regulars that come for the solid food, drinks, and live music. The pub has been in operation since 1994.
Richard Hayes- RVA Hub

Richmond BizSense:

(Michael) Britt has put his Poe’s Pub up for sale for $1.2 million.

He said he’s not closing the longtime bar and restaurant at 2706 E. Main St. and that he’s just listed it speculatively. The deal includes the business and the real estate.

“My options are open at this point,” Britt said. “Whether I want to sell the whole property, or sell the business, I’m just trying to figure out what to do.”

What do you think folks? Do you frequent Poe’s Pub?

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Tommy Joe Bednar
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Stephanie Hunter

Raidah Ziadeh Hudson
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Such a nice family

Michael Nesossis
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Man I hope Poe’s doesn’t go away.

Lauren Balkus
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Adriana R Zamudio Rountree
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No! I know this a hard business
We are trying to stay afloat! But it is hard!Doesn’t matter how good the food is people patronize big restaurant chains instead of family owned business I love the Food from Poe’s the beef tips and lasagna
Mmm!

Adriana R Zamudio Rountree
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I hope Poe’s stay open I will do my best to Patronize them

Althea Hinds-Catlett
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I’ve been meaning to go there, for the longest time.

Sean J.
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Sean J.

Whilst I understand that change happens and things evolve I am still saddened by this news. I have been visiting Poe’s off and on since June of 1994. When I lived up on the Hill in the Nineties I was a regular there. Mike Britt is a great guy and a great friend. I have over twenty-five years of wonderful memories which the Poe’s family have given me. The drinks have always been affordable and the food has always been top-notch. From the Saturday night Bluegrass in the early days to the more eclectic band days when Chuck Wren was… Read more »

Kiet Vo
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Agreed. I’ve only been there once but I enjoyed the atmosphere. Wish I went more, especially now that this news broke out.

Liz
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Liz

Wow Kelly what a bold and potentially slanderous comment. Not appropriate for this neighborhood forum.

Jodi Roberts
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Jodi Roberts

Kelly Willis you do not know what you are talking about.