Former comfort-food restaurant in Bellbrook is now for sale

A former family-run, comfort-food restaurant that opened three years ago in Bellbrook and which shut down in 2017 is for sale.

The asking price for the property and restaurant building at 135 E. Franklin St. on the east end of Bellbrook is $399,000.

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The space held Third Season, which had been owned by Karen Freeman of Spring Valley and operated by herself and her two sons, Avery and Marshall Williams. The building previously held an ice cream shop called the Frosty Eagle, but had been vacant for about five years before Freeman purchased the property and opened the restaurant in February 2015.

Listing agent Ric Moody said the property is a true turn-key operation.

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“I’ve been in probably hundreds of former restaurant kitchens over the years, and this one is as spotlessly clean as any I’ve ever seen,” Moody said.

The listing agent and commercial Realtor said he knows of two groups that have expressed interest in the property and which are working on financing before making an offer.

When the restaurant shut down in early April 2017, Freeman used Facebook to send her customers a heartfelt message.

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“It has been an amazing two-year journey,” Freeman wrote. “One filled with great moments getting to know great customers, many of whom … have become like family.”

“Opening Third Season with my sons has created a trove of great memories that will last a lifetime. Words cannot express my appreciation for all of you who became part of our story.”

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“My thoughts, prayers, and most of all my heartfelt thanks go out to you and everyone who dined with us, supported us, cheered for us, and told others about us. We are, and will always be forever grateful. May you enjoy a bounty of blessings today and always!”

Third Season offered an eclectic menu of comfort food, cooked fresh daily.

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