The owners of Hawthorne district eatery 3 Doors Down Café and Lounge—located on Southeast 37th, just north of Hawthorne—are selling off the restaurant. Kathy Bergin and Dave Marth, who have operated 3 Doors Down for more than 25 years, have sold the business to Michael Galloway and Jeff Saulsbury. Per a press release:

No major changes are anticipated and the menu will still include staples like Marth’s signature vodka sauce, Caesar salad, banana cream pie, and the highly anticipated once-a-year scallops and peaches. Bergin’s revered wine list will also stay and customers can look forward to the return of 3 Doors Down’s heralded seafood fra diavolo. The new owners indicated they may even add a few new dishes, and the café’s longtime staff will have an open invitation to remain, signaling no change to the café’s legendary service and attention to detail.

The statement also includes a statement from Bergin referring to a new venture from her and Marth, although details are not specified.

By the sound of it, 3 Doors Down's Italian-informed menu will be placed into experienced hands—Galloway has run a number of Italian restaurants in Seattle, functioning as owner/operator of Spinasse and Artusi, and as business manager for three Cantinetta restaurants and the newly opened Como. Saulsbury is a Portland native who also has accumulated restaurant experience.

The sale is scheduled to go through within the next three weeks and once it does, Bergin and Marth will stick around for a further three weeks to tidy up loose ends.