Back in 2009, Dorchester residents and natives -- even this blog's staffers -- were ecstatic about the return of Joe's Place Bar and Grill.
In the years that have followed, Joe's Place owners Rob Parks and Sherri Jones-Parks, along with their staff, have done a fantastic with the place.
In late 2009, Jones-Parks said: "Our goal is to honor Joe (Ladman) himself by turning the bar into the hometown, friendly place where everyone knows your name, just like it was when he owned and operated it."
Joe's has been that place for our community for decades.
Unfortunately, the Times has learned from a couple of sources that Joe's Place may be, or already has been, sold.
One of the sources say a potential buyer is from Lincoln. This information has not been confirmed with the Parks family.