Remember that whole eviction situation at Cyrus that was said by the landlords — Hotel Les Mars owners Bill Foley and David Fink — to be a “misunderstanding” a few days later last fall? Well, the beef continues, as the Scoop reports, as Cyrus partners Douglas Keane and Nick Peyton file suit against the hotel, contending a pattern of landlord misconduct including such lyrically worded charges as “breach of covenant of quiet enjoyment, wrongful eviction, intentional interference with prospective economic advantage, [and] trade slander.”
A series of alleged events led up to the latest suit — you can read the complaint in full here, if you’re into that legalese stuff — but long story short: the new owners, who bought the hotel in October, had approached Cyrus about partnering with them to do room service and such, and they declined. The hoteliers proceeded, allegedly, to try to figure out a way to evict the restaurant, and have allegedly done so by claiming breach of lease, and by slandering the restaurant to its own investors.
“We just want to be left alone,” says Keane, explaining why they filed suit now. It remains to be seen what Fink and Foley’s next move will be, or if this is going to make it to court. Suffice it to say, it’s a toxic business relationship, and one we hope ends well for the two-star Michelin restaurant.
Cyrus files a lawsuit against its landlords [Scoop]
Earlier: Cyrus Possibly Getting Evicted?