Marty Bloom, a local restaurateur who founded Vinny Testa's and owns Mission Oak Grill in Newburyport, is close to cementing a deal to purchase Davis Square's Rosebud Diner, according to Bloom, who attended a Somerville Licensing Commission meeting Wednesday night.
Bloom said the completed sale would likely become final sometime in late March or early April. He was at the Licensing Commission meeting to request the transfer of Rosebud's alcohol, victualer and entertainment licenses to his company, a request the commission approved.
The story is a bit confusing, as it describes the upcoming work as a "big upgrade" in one paragraph, then as "minor renovations" in another.
(Seven months ago, another news report about a Rosebud sale turned out to be false.)