Dear John's Lease Extended 5 Years

Dear John’s restaurant and bar announced via Instagram this week that it will be open for at least five more years. Open in 1962, Dear John’s was frequented by the likes of Frank Sinatra, and its original proprietor was the actor Johnny Harlowe. Owners Patti Röckenwagner, Hans Röckenwagner, and Josiah Citrin joined the scene in 2019 and tried to restore Dear John’s to what it was like in the 1960s.

The bar that was almost bulldozed in 2021 and whose lease was set to expire at the end of May. The team shared on Instagram: “It came down to the wire (today is literally the last day of our original lease. We had parking taken away and a large increase in rent massively increased. It was a campaign We have five years more.

 

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