The Fresh Ketch in South Lake Tahoe has new owners.
Longtime owner Bob Hassett has sold the restaurant to the majority owners of the Tahoe Keys Marina – Donna and Robert Krilich of Illinois.
Details of the transaction that closed in January have not been disclosed. Neither Hassett nor Donna Krilich returned calls. This means it is not known if there will be changes coming to the waterfront eatery.
The El Dorado Count Assessor’s Office lists the value of the property and business at $1,224,913.
The Krilichs bought the Tahoe Keys Marina in early 2009 for more than $20 million. South Shore real estate agent Jean Merkelbach has a minority interest in the marina, but is not part of the restaurant deal.
Robert Krilich has an extensive criminal history.
According to court documents, “(Robert Krilich) has been convicted of racketeering and other offenses related to a scheme that included bribery of public officials in order to obtain assistance in the approval and financing of construction projects.”
He was also convicted of drunken driving in South Lake Tahoe in 2009.
— Lake Tahoe News staff report