Charges against the owners of Wollongong cafe-bar Yours and Owls have been dismissed following a graffiti incident at the venue earlier this year.
Two of the venue's three owners - Balunn Jones and Ben Tillman - stood accused of malicious damage after a graffiti message appeared on the business's Kembla Street facade in March.
Last month the charges were withdrawn and dismissed.
Mr Jones credited solicitor Stuart Holt - a regular customer who offered his services pro bono - with seeing through the case.
The venue is now hosting a new street art project on its inside walls, but Mr Jones said the trio planned to soon sell the business.
"Hopefully it goes to someone who's got a similar point of view to us and it doesn't just fade away. It would be nice if it happened."
Mr Jones said the trio was selling "for a variety of reasons", but did not elaborate.
The men - friends from the Illawarra's northern suburbs - opened Yours and Owls in 2010.
It has consistently booked original live music and is credited with creating new performing opportunities for local and visiting bands.
Mr Jones said he had fielded several inquiries about the sale but it was "too soon" to say if any were serious.
The venue has given its inner walls over to street artist Samson Clouston throughout November.
On December 19, Clouston will curate Deck the Walls, a night of live art battles.
The graffiti attack, in March, occurred five weeks after the trio agreed to their landlord's orders to paint over an initial graffiti artwork on the outer wall.
The original mural was not authorised by the landlord, Sargents Charitable Trust.
The graffiti that gave rise the charges said "no teams born here council gay" and, in smaller writing, "have some fun you boring saps".
The cafe's third owner, Adam Smith, was not charged.