For 87 years, Danny's Drive-In has been a Connecticut institution, serving up burgers, hot dogs and milkshakes that evoke memories of car hops on skates rolling up car-side with the windows down and a cool summer breeze hanging nearby. Even those who might not have been around then are easily transported to another time by the small, brick building\u2019s red picnic tables and minimalist, retro signage that could\u2019ve popped off a TV set, right out of an episode of \u201cHappy Days.\u201d \u201cI miss the hamburgers,\u201d realtor Ray Martin with the Ray Martin Agency, said. Martin represents the Targowski family who owns Danny\u2019s. He said non-disclosure agreements prevent him from discussing details of pending sales but confirmed the business \u2014 and the property it sits on \u2014 are for sale. Martin said the business can be purchased and the location leased. Or the business and the property can be purchased together. Martin said there have been a number of offers, but a sale won\u2019t be a \u201csure thing\u201d until November at the earliest. It\u2019s been a fraught year for the Stratford mainstay. In February, the state of Connecticut changed the business status of Danny\u2019s Drive-In, Inc. to \u201cforfeited.\u201d The state had warned the company in June of 2021 that it was in default for failure to file annual reports. The last annual report available online is from 2006. The State gave Danny\u2019s three months to comply and sent a letter announcing the dissolution on Feb. 28.\u00a0 According to one of Martin\u2019s listings, Danny\u2019s has been for sale since April of 2021. This spring, News 12 reported the restaurant had reopened under new management.\u00a0 "People come in just happy, happy that we're open, happy that it's back. And it's just been a great experience with you know the locals and everything that they have to say and hearing they're memories so it's nice," Laura DeLorenzo, told News12 in April. "I want to bring history alive again." At the time, DeLorenzo said Danny\u2019s original recipes \u2014 and maybe even the carhops, too \u2014 would be coming back. The April announcement also came with the return of the cannoli milkshake from Micalizzi\u2019s Italian Ices. But only a few short months after the reopening, the lights went out at Danny\u2019s and an \u201con-vacation\u201d sign went up. The phone number was disconnected and a Google business listing suggested the vacation became permanent. Martin said while that\u2019s not the plan, it could be a possibility. \u201cThere\u2019s probably a strong desire for that (keeping Danny\u2019s open),\u201d Martin said. \u201cBut depending on negotiations and how things go, things are subject to change.\u201d It\u2019s something he\u2019s experienced before, he said. Once, he said, he helped sell a pizzeria that required the new owner to use the same sauce recipe and gather ingredients from certain vendors \u2014 at least for the life of the mortgage. He said Danny\u2019s future is subject to a final contract. Danny\u2019s could be the latest near-century old Connecticut food stand to fade into an evolving culinary landscape. This summer, JK\u2019s restaurant in Danbury announced it, too was selling. A listing showed conditions for that sale also included a desire to keep the 98-year-old business intact. It was bought by Nilton Coelho, whose owns Banana Brazil in Danbury and was taken over by Juan Contreras who owns Grandpa\u2019s Restaurant, a Naugatuck diner.\u00a0 Representatives for Grandpa\u2019s said they were bringing over the Naugatuck menu, but hoped to keep the Texas-style hot dogs that made JK\u2019s an legend in its own right for nearly a century. Martin said there is still hope that Danny\u2019s Drive-In will return.