Chapel Hill’s once-famed Ramshead Rathskeller will not return to its cellar home just off Franklin Street — but three other businesses could soon occupy the space the restaurant vacated in 2008.
Located in Amber Alley directly across from Bandido’s Mexican Cafe, the restaurant served as a watering hole for Chapel Hill residents for more than 60 years.
“The original owner of the restaurant wanted to accommodate war veterans with the opening of ‘The Rat’,” said Johnny Morris, president of Morris Commercial, the real estate company representing the building’s landlord.
“It was a great place for a long time, but the space for the building was hand-dug, so there are just a lot of messed-up parts now,” Morris said.
Morris Commercial has hired contractors to begin renovating the space.