Dylan's Raw Bar and Grille is looking for a new address. But co-owner Rocco Cinqueranelli promises that if and when any switch comes to pass, the popular Mack Avenue sea food dining spot and jazz music bar will stay in Grosse Pointe Park.
"Yes, we've been looking around," acknowledged Rocco, whose business partner is John Montgomery. "Sometimes things happen that you can't control and you have to adjust. We love this business. People have been marvelous to us. We have a lot of loyal customers.
"We have made a lot of great friends here. We want to stay in the neighborhood."
Dylan's owners have been checking out recently vacated buildings a few blocks to the east, on Kercheval Avenue just north of another popular eatery, Antonio's in the Park.
"What about The Hill or the Village?" I asked. " They're nice," Rocco responded. "but Kercheval in the Park would make more sense for us."
Why move at all? Cincueranelli and Montgomery have owned and operated Dylan's for five years. Grosse Pointers will recall that it once was badged as Tom's Oyster Bar.
Unfortunately, Dylan's may be an innocent spinoff victim of the bizarre Bashara murder case. It happens to be located in a building owned by Robert Bashara, who has been named as a "person of interest" in his wife's murder.
And Dylan's next-door tenant in the same building on Mack (whose signs since have been removed) was the since pad-locked Hard Luck Lounge, which was widely publicized in connection with the Bashara case.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.