The messy legal battle relates to the now-shuttered restaurant as 1650 Wilson Boulevard and is tied to Landrum’s ongoing financial struggles, which became public last fall when his restaurant group MLRG Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
According to the Washington Business Journal, the company owes $301,148 to WRIT Limited Partnership, a Washington REIT affiliate owner of the Bennett Park property. MLRG filed a reorganization plan on May 23. In this latest action, Landrum moved to reject the lease, saying it is “an ancillary operation and is a drain on income and resources” and “not necessary” for the parent company’s business operations.
The 4,000-square-foot property has been up for lease since earlier this year.