Moe’s Downtown building in Charleston bought, to reopen as new restaurant

  • Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013 11:39 a.m., Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013 11:40 a.m.
Moe’s Downtown Tavern at 5 Cumberland St., just off East Bay Street, closed in late April. (Wade Spees/Staff/File) Buy this photo

An investment group has purchased the building that until last month housed former Moe’s Downtown Tavern on lower Cumberland Street.

The new owner plans to keep it as a restaurant.

The buyer of the 3,000-square-foot property was Grafton Inns Charleston LLC, which is registered to Christopher Egan. The seller was Trailer Park Hustlers LLC.

The real estate firm of Cushman & Wakefield|Thalhimer said today that broker Mark Erickson handled the $1.25 million sale.

“The new owners plan on introducing a new restaurant concept in the coming months,” the company said in a statement.

Moe’s Downtown Tavern closed in late April after a five-and-a-half year run. The original Moe’s Crosstown Tavern on Rutledge Avenue remains open.

Contact John McDermott at 937-5572.

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