In a Facebook post on Sept. 10 in Buy or Sell UConn Tickets, Richard Maloney listed Storrs’ Pub 32 for sale for $165,000.
The restaurant and bar, located on Stafford Road, was infamously a “biker bar,” according to University of Connecticut students, and has been a staple of the community under its current ownership for the past 10 years.
Real estate broker Richard Maloney said through the sale, the owner wants to “ensure there is continuity.”
“The current owner appreciates the support he has seen in this community,” Maloney said. “A good local business can succeed. We want to see more local businesses do well.”
Maloney supported the notion that Pub 32, in large part, serviced community members in addition to students.
“What we want to see happen is a stronger economic base in this community,” Maloney said, “To start supporting local businesses, to help them succeed.”
Maloney said the owner said he “would like the business to remain the same” and said many local customers hope for little change with the shift in management.
“Rents are high [in Storrs], the cost of businesses is high,” Maloney said. “Hopefully with new energy and new management techniques, there are all kinds of opportunities for the business.”
The Facebook post announcing the sale of Pub 32 has garnered 67 comments from students so far.
“We hope that more students will go in the future,” Maloney said.
Grace Burns is campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at email@example.com.