Lynn’s Paradise Cafe may be opening soon


by Claudia Coffey

Posted on December 11, 2013 at 7:58 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Could the doors be opening soon at Lynn's Paradise Cafe?

It will be a year in January since Lynn's Paradise Cafe abruptly closed its doors. It's been for sale ever since. There are some serious offers on the table that could mean a deal to buy Lynn's could be done by the end of 2013.

Inside Lynn's Paradise Cafe everything is in place, a new owner could just walk in and open up shop.

"We are hoping to be finished by the end of the year. We don't know if that will happen or not but we have several interested parties and it's all looking good," Patty Schnatter, the spokesperson for Lynn's Paradise café, said.

She took us inside Lynn's on Wednesday to talk about the possibilities. If it sells, Lynn would like the new owner to keep the quirky brand it’s known for. It was just months ago we were told a deal was almost done but this time they say it's different.

There are some very serious things right now. I am not at liberty to discuss those for obvious reasons. But there are some things going on that look more promising,"  Schnatter said.

They have interested parties from Louisville, across the country and even out of the U.S. Lynn recently completed renovations to make sure the place was ready to go.

Everything is new at the business from floors to new salt and pepper shakers. The most work was done downstairs, where the floors were redone and they added new coolers and cabinets.

"Since we were open seven days a week there were a lot of things we wanted to do but now that we are closed why not do it now," Schnatter said.

With the new year approaching, Lynn and Patty are hoping a deal is around the corner.

"It would be nice by the end of year. We are getting close to the end of the year so we are not sure what will happen," Schnatter said.