State & A, which since I moved Downtown happens to be one of my favorite neighborhood watering holes, has been sold.
Rumored for some time now to have been on the market, a Notice of Application for Ownership Change is posted in the window of the restaurant which is located on the corner of State Street and Anapamu, showing the names of the new owners, Barry and Margaret Shulman, and that the name of the restaurant will be changed to "Maggie's at State and A."
Employees were reportedly informed of the sale at a Sunday morning staff meeting. They were assured that their jobs were safe and that the transfer of ownership would be completed by April 1.
The new owners plan to do some remodeling and reportedly were at the restaurant on Sunday morning taking measurements.
They can remodel all they want as long as they don't get rid of that patio which is great for people watching and don't change the recipe the bartenders use for their Bloody Marys.
And please keep my favorite item on the appetizer menu, the seared Ahi Tuna.
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