Future uncertain for Ann Arbor's Packard Pub after restaurant remains closed for weeks
Packard Pub, the sports bar located on the southwest corner of South State and Packard streets, was closed during the University of Michigan’s winter break.
The bar has yet to reopen - although students have been back to school for three weeks - raising questions about the future of the business. A sign on the door reads “Happy holidays, see you in 2012.”
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A phone number listed on the sign is for Mike DiLaura & Associates, a bankruptcy lawyer based in Mount Clemens, Mich. DiLaura did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
It’s not the first time the bar has closed for an extended period of time with little notice. In summer 2011, the bar closed for weeks with a sign reading "Closed for renovation until August," but it eventually reopened when students returned.
The building, which is also occupied by a Subway sandwich shop and student apartments, is registered to Ronald Moore of Rdm Holdings Ltd in Saint Clair Shores, Mich. Moore did not respond to requests for comment.
Packard Pub opened in March 2010, filling the 3,500-square-foot space formerly occupied by Artisan Bistro. The business is registered to Michelle Prybyla in Chesterfield, Mich., who could not be reached for comment.
The business is up to date on its tax payments, according to city documents. It appears that it has not been listed for lease yet.
The sports bar underwent a management change in fall 2010 as sales dwindled, according to an article in the Michigan Daily. The pub cut its hours and number of employees due to low profits during its first six months.