New owners of Cobblestone’s in York to sell off restaurant contents

Monday auction to sell everything from tables and chairs to beer glasses

The new owners of York’s former Cobblestone’s bar and restaurant want to sell the pizza oven, beer glasses and other remaining items so the building can shine brightly, without clutter, to prospective operators.

York development firm RSDC, which has now completed the purchase of the three-story, 32,700-square-foot building at 205-209 S. George St., will hold an auction of the contents of Cobblestone’s this coming June 26.

RSDC leaders hope the noon sale at Cobblestone’s will show the building off to those hoping to use it, whether for office space, hospitality, entertainment or other uses, RSDC vice president Dylan Bauer said Monday.

“We are looking forward to cleaning this building out so we can allow entrepreneurs to discover the building’s true potential and see what possibilities may be had,” Bauer said.

The auctioneer is Dave Conley of Rentzels Auction Service Inc. of Mount Wolf.

Items to be sold include restaurant and bar equipment, furniture and signs, a grill, china and glass, a “huge amount of beer glasses,” 20 tables, 50 barstools, 30 dining chairs, eight large flat-screen TVs and other items, according to a description of the auction.

RSDC, formerly Royal Square Development & Construction, agreed to buy Cobblestone’s for $300,000 at an earlier auction in late March, and had settlement shortly afterward.

RSDC bought the Cobblestone’s building from 205 Associates LLC, which had filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last year, officials said. The Cobblestone’s building also is a former Knights of Columbus headquarters.

The possibility of a refurbished Cobblestone’s comes as other development plans are either underway or pending elsewhere in downtown York.

They include the possible development of the vacant Citizens Bank building in Continental Square for use as an entertainment venue, and the renovation of York’s venerable Yorktowne Hotel by late 2018 or early 2019.

“This is a great time to be an entrepreneur in downtown York. The possibilities are abundant,” Bauer said.

David O'Connor
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