Paul Gerald, the author of Breakfast in Bridgetown, tweeted this morning that Everett Street Bistro has closed. A friend sent me a photo of the notice posted on the door –
“You are notified that your right to possession of the premises is hereby terminated. This termination is the result of multiple defaults in the lease. Landlord hereby claims a lien on all property on the premises and you are not authorized to remove anything without landlord’s written permission.”
Contact names at the bottom of the notice list Robert Sacks or Dave Schrott, who I believe are owners of the building that contains Kenny & Zuke’s and the Ace Hotel.
Everett Street Bistro owner Kyle Lynch, is rather notorious around town, most recently the subject of a sexual harassment lawsuit from a male employee. According to Willamette Week (the link is now bad), it is alleged that he was sending sexually explicit text messages to the employee – you can follow the link to read them, but they aren’t something I’ll post here.
ExtraMSG haswith the owner of Shiraz that they are taking over the space. I’ve never heard of Shiraz – it’s a Mediterranean bistro in Tigard.
On a side-note, Paul Gerald’s Breakfast in Bridgetown 2nd edition book launch party is tonight at Cafe Nell. I’ll review the book as soon as I get a chance, but if it is anything like the last one, it will be a winner.