The family that created an upscale Italian restaurant in downtown Columbus before the district’s renaissance is looking for a new owner to carry on its legacy.

The extended family that owns Tre Bicchieri — a fixture on Washington Street since 2006 and a popular place for family celebrations and business lunches — has decided to move away from the restaurant business and onto new life paths.

The Glick and DeClue families have decided not to renew their lease on the Tre Bicchieri building at 425 Washington St. A few individuals have expressed some initial interest, but the restaurant could close after Dec. 31 if a firm ownership deal doesn’t materialize by then.

For restaurant owners Trevor and Kelly (DeClue) Glick and Kelly’s parents, Kim and Elaine DeClue, the moment is bittersweet, filled with memories and also hopes that someone will step forward to purchase and run the restaurant.

“I would like to see that for the downtown,” Kim DeClue said.

For more on this story, see Saturday’s Republic.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at or (812) 379-5631.