Ever since white-hot restaurant The Grocery Bistro opened last March a couple of blocks from Harpo Studios, there’s been more drama than an episode of Falcon Crest. Sure, it’s created a buzz amongst the city’s foodies and reservations have been at a premium, but drama nonetheless.
Just last month, Chef Andre Christopher quit in a huff after claiming owner Marcel Somfelian owed him and a couple members of his family thousands of dollars. His parents have been parked outside the restaurant in a very visible protest for the past few weeks.
Earlier this week we’ve been following reports — first published by the 312 Dining Diva — that The Grocery Bistro’s landlord handed him an eviction notice due to unpaid bills, and could be shut down as soon as this weekend.