Crush-ed in Larchmont
17 Mar, 2014
LARCHMONT— An attorney for a Larchmont landlord says a group of workmen at the Crush wine bar at 1985 Palmer Avenue moved furnishings and fixtures, even “ripping a gas fireplace out of the wall” and taking toilets from the premises late Saturday (March 15) night.
A sign on the door said, “Closed for family emergency.” Lawyer Richard Clifford, who represents Francella Property, the landlord, says restaurant owner Jennifer Deutsch, operating as 1985 Palmer Inc., was ordered in Larchmont Village Court March 4 to pay thousands of dollars in back rent, and thousands more owed a food service equipment and design firm in Long Island.
Deutsch could not be reached for comment.
Clifford says the landlord “will be pursuing criminal proceedings and civil relief.” He claims significant damage was done when the fireplace was removed, and plumbing and gas fixtures were left uncapped.