Buying a Piece of History: How San Francisco’s Historic Fishermen’s Grotto was Purchased

Learn how San Francisco's historic Fishermen's Grotto restaurant was purchased. Buying this historic landmark and popular fisherman's warf restaurant was a challenge

“Small business buyers should always pay close attention to the restaurant’s financials and take the time to understand why the owners are selling in the first place.”

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Bay Area restaurateur, Chris Henry, saw an amazing opportunity when San Francisco’s historic Fishermen’s Grotto restaurant went up for sale. Yet, purchasing the business meant winning the approval of six partners who were also second and third generation family members of the original founders.

How does one preserve a beloved institution while at the same time modernize it for today’s restaurant diner?  Learn how Chris Henry convinced the founding members that they were selling their restaurant to the right person. Read the full article on