The public sale of a Sharpsburg restaurant's property is on hold because its former owners have filed for bankruptcy, attorney Roger Schlossberg said Tuesday.
The New Central Restaurant, on the former property of American Legion Post 236, was the focus of controversy because the town would not let the owners put up an advertising sign on Main Street.
Albert Paul Carson and E. JoAnn Carson, the former restaurant owners, defaulted on a deed for the restaurant property, Schlossberg said.
Schlossberg was named receiver of the property Nov. 2. He is representing Hagerstown Trust Co.
He said he spent $1,500 on a newspaper advertisement about the public sale of the property at 104 S. Mechanic St. and restaurant items, ranging from a gas stove to candlesticks and coffee pots.