Gruver and Sanchez said they’re hoping to sell the restaurant within the next three months. A public onsite auction is scheduled for Feb. 28, with a suggested opening bid of $600,000, according to Berkshire Hathaway’s website. Ashland Auction Group is handling the auction, and the sale would include the business, real estate, liquor license and restaurant equipment.
“We’re going to miss it. We love that place,” Gruver said. “It’s bittersweet but we’re excited about moving on.“
The restaurant will remain open for dinner, drinks and Sunday brunch during the sale process. The sale of Fork & Wrench comes on the heels of a number of restaurant closures and sales that have swept the city.