Milford appears to be losing its oldest family-run restaurant. is on the market for sale, including the restaurant and a residential property that shares the lot.
The listing, made active about a month ago, has drawn significant interest from potential buyers, but no offers so far, Realtor Joshua Lioce said last week.
The restaurant on Depot Street has been run by the Crivello family for 70 years. It is listed for $449,000 as a commercial property, but the sale is to include both the restaurant building and all equipment and furniture at 45 Depot St., and a residential home next door.
, originally as a small market and a lunch counter. It is now managed by Jimmy Crivello, whose grandparents opened the business.
Crivello, who will turn 66 this year, said the decision to sell was a family decision. "I think it needs some new blood," he said. The name will not be transferred, he said. But, pending approval of town and state, the liquor license can be transferred to a new owner.
For the regular customers, many of whom have been coming for decades, the news the restaurant is for sale has been a shock, he said. They tease him: "what are we going to do now?"