Meanwhile, Down by the Hipster gets his hands on documents that show Pink Elephant and Mansion filing for bankruptcy due to disputes over rent and property taxes. The report shows that publicist Kelly Coutrone is owed $20,000, while Crobar honcho Kenneth Barlich and nightclub designer Callin Fortis are owed $400,000 each. The club is declaring $1 to $10 million in both assets and liabilities.
Steve Lewis, a notorious booster of his friends at Mansion, has yet to weigh in on this, but he is glad — really glad — that James Demasi is no longer involved with Madison. Lewis, who has been fairly reserved since calling out Todd English, calls Demasi “a liar, a loser, and an ass,” and accuses him of intentionally bouncing checks. Says Lewis, “He is without honor, he looks like Eddie Munster, and I won’t work for such a creep.” The new operators, Neal Erman and an unnamed partner, will “go for the jap crowd.” Wow, does this beat a press release!