Moon Rabbit Landlord Forces Closure After One Month
Partner Pedro Munoz says, “We do not have access to the restaurant, the landlord changed the locks.”
A quick history: Munoz opened the restaurant Cienega in the space a few years ago, and with Manhattan chef James Kim, decided this year to transform it into a casual ramen restaurant, one of the only ones in the area.
When an investment fell through, say Munoz and Kim, they told the landlord they would pay rent by December 16, and they say they thought they had a verbal agreement.
But the landlord changed the locks and took Munoz to court.
Now, say the partners, they have until the 16th to raise $28,000.
Can they do it by the deadline?
They are documenting their plight on this video: