Restaurateur Jason Denton Files for Bankruptcy

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'ino in the West Village closed earlier this year. Photo: Mike Rogers

Indie Food and Wine and 'Inoteca restaurateur Jason Denton filed for bankruptcy in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday. The well-loved 'ino closed in March and Betto followed in April. "He expanded his number of restaurants at the time when the economy was in trouble, his lawyer tells the Daily News. When the financial crisis hit, he was overexpanded. Denton's lawyer cited $1.37 million dollars in liabilities; his remaining restaurants will not close as a result of the bankruptcy. [NYDN, Earlier, Earlier]