The Rosebud up for grabs at $95K
Chef Rod Bowers is hoping to sell his Queen West restaurant The Rosebud by March 1—four days before his wife is due to give birth to their new daughter.
“I’m going to take some time off and see what it’s like to be a dad,” says Bowers, who has put the restaurant on the market at a shockingly low $95,000. “I’ve been in the kitchen since I was 18, so we’ll see how it goes. It’s time to step back. The Rosebud is great and all, but it’ll be great for someone else to take over.” Bowers’ other restaurant, The Citizen, was sold to star chef Lynn Crawford and Cherie Stinson in early January; the two are planning a March opening.
The Rosebud name is also up for grabs, but Bowers says the new owners can change it to Charlie’s Crazy Wing Shack if they want. “I had it for sale a year and a half ago for $250,000, and it was a different market back then. We just want to make a quick sale.”
But Bowers, who also stars in the HGTV reality reno show Marriage Under Construction, isn’t leaving the kitchen entirely. He’s working on a cookbook and building a kitchen inside a trailer for a new mobile catering business.