Friday, January 16, 2015
The rent is due at the former Back Forty
Back Forty rather abruptly shut down after service on Dec. 21.
Chef and owner Peter Hoffman told Eater that "a difficult landscape and lease uncertainty" led to the decision to close the 7-year-old restaurant at 190 Avenue B near East 12th Street.
The space is now for rent.
Meanwhile, several readers noted that there are "three day rent demand" flyers hanging on the storefront.
There are two. One for the "north store," where the total due rent is $7,800.84 ($3,942 a month) for "rent due and owing" ...
[Photo via Tania Vargas]
... and at the "south store," the total rent due is $11.001.12 ($5,500.56 a month) ...
So if our counting is any good... total rent for the space was $9,442.56. Curious what the landlord wanted to jack up the rent to... if a seemingly popular place like Back Forty couldn't make a go of it anymore...