Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Over at Empire Biscuit, the 7-month-old disposable plate posted to the window notes that they are (still) peeling' potatoes here at 198 Avenue A between 12th Street and 13th Street.
The quick-serve biscuiteers have only been open a few days this year. They announced reduced hours in January, and then never reopened. Empire Biscuit owner Jonathan Price promised a return in March. That never happened.
Meanwhile, there's rent to pay.
Yesterday, several pages of legalese arrived on the front door...
According to the paperwork, it appears the biscuiteers haven't paid the rent — a little more than $6,000 a month — dating back to the summer of 2015. (There are also some early unpaid real-estate taxes.) Not sure what the total bill is. The front page has $29k and change through November 2015. The rest of the paperwork is taped pretty well to the door.
Anyway, ownership has until Tuesday to pay up or surrender the possession of the property, per the paperwork.
Back in the summer, the City Waste Services of New York dropped some legal papers off here to collect a debt.
Empire Biscuit opened to some fanfare in the fall of 2013.
H/T Greg Masters!
Previously on EV Grieve:
Incoming Empire Biscuit on Avenue A launches Kickstarter campaign (122 comments)
Report: Empire Biscuit opens today (65 comments)