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 has confirmed with 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.
Awesome! Karma finally caught up to that blank.
Pearl District says
Reliable sources say that Eat Oyster Bar is about to open a second location here
Can I have my Torrefazione back now?
Word. I know there is no hope since they were bought out by Starbucks or Seattle’s Best or McDonalds or some giant brand, I forget which, but I will always miss it.
As I said on Eater, this is totally unsurprising. I just hope I can get money back from Groupon for my unredeemed voucher. The food was between bad and meh, and their service was always slapdash. Their website had misleading information (see: hours of business) that I ended up complaining about, but nothing was changed. They will not be missed.
An EaT downtown, though? I know where my happy hour money will start flowing…
I called Eat and they denied this.
If people are smart they will never, ever have anything to do with that man. I feel bad for the employees but the “owner” is a completely worthless excuse for a person.
Food Dude says
I have to say, I’ve never heard a good comment about him.
Justin White says
Its the only place I ever worked where my paycheck bounced. And he got mad at me for calling him out.
Shiraz is pretty damn good actually! used to live out that way and their Tandoor cooked items were always great. shwarma was above average as well. I am being a bit nitpicky here but I am fairly certain that the owner of Shiraz would Identify himself, and the food he cooks, as Iranian/Middle eastern.
If it weren’t for some of the connections the Shiraz owner has, I would be pretty stoked about this plan. Problem is I know he knows someone that is looking to open a place, and that person is nothing but bad news! If “bad news” is involved in this venture, it will make the Wine Down East debacle look pedestrian! here is to hoping he is not…..
I drove by Everett Street Bistro earlier tonight to show my son (who used to work there) that it was indeed closed after Kyle allegedly skipped town to Seattle without paying his staff. My son said in jest, ” Kyle will probably just blame it on Ethan, Ethan was always his scapegoat.” My response was, ” Well, considering the fact that Ethan’s restaurant (EAT) is thriving and Kyle’s is closed, obviously Ethan wasn’t the issue.” When I saw your comment that EAT might go into that location it was like some kind of divine justice or something! Ha!
I’ve been to Shiraz in Tigard its a Persian restaurant and it’s not very good. It seems like an odd choice for that location .
Well, as with anything else, it’s all a matter of opinion, I guess. We’re regular patrons of Shiraz in Beaverton and it’s probably our favorite Middle Eastern restaurant. The owners are great and everything we’ve tried there has been great. Their babaganoush in particular is terrific… very smoky and flavorful. Their tandoor flatbread is some of the best I’ve had. Their kebabs and other middle Eastern favorites are all very well done. Really glad to see this, though I guess we’ll have to drive a bit further to get there now.
Josef Sumrain says
I used to work for the Bistro. That man is nothing but looser. He illegally deducted mine and my co-workers wages equal to the tips WE earned. All he did for the restaurant was order food and drinks during peak business hours while constantly leaving the company account in the red. About time that sleaze got what was coming to him. GOOD RIDDANCE!
Whoa!!! Look out Bellingham!! He recently opened up the Magnolia Bistro here. Interesting. Bet the employees there would like to know about this!
(former) Bellingham Bistro Employee says
Oh, we know. He opened in October, probably closing within the week. Has been bouncing pay checks and not paying bills since the get go. I got out a while back, thank goodness.