DELAFIELD - As a new ownership firm
prepares to take over the Delafield Hotel, it is trying
to secure a liquor license for the upscale hotel that
also contains a restaurant.
According to a preliminary agenda for the
Monday Common Council meeting, I.D. Delafield LLC is
likely to take ownership of the Delafield Hotel and
Andrew’s Bar and Restaurant on Tuesday from 616
Before the Delafield Hotel could be sold,
616 Hospitality Group needs to pay off the approximately
$4.4 million owes it owes Ixonia Bank, as well as about
$113,000 in back taxes. Prior to being purchased by 616
Hospitality Group, the Delafield Hotel was owned by Rock
River Property, an affiliate of ISB Community Bank.
In April, Rob Gerbitz, CEO and president
of Hendricks Commercial Properties, had expressed
interest in purchasing the Delafield Hotel. It is not
known if he is connected to I.D. Delafield LLC and he
did not return a call for comment by deadline.
I.D. Delafield LLC has filed for an
“original” liquor license and anticipates the sale to
take place Tuesday, according to the meeting agenda.
“The May 18 Common Council meeting is the
soonest it could be published in the paper and on the
agenda, in hopes it is approved before the sale goes
through to avoid any gaps in licensing,” City Clerk Gina
Gresch wrote in a memo. “There aren’t any regular full
licenses left and since the receivership doesn’t qualify
for a transfer from person to person according to the
statutes. Therefore, the original license should be
approved subject to the 616 Hospitality Group
surrendering their license to the city the same day I.D.
Delafield LLC’s license is issued so it is a seamless