Earlier this summer Luke Palladino announced that renovations would be coming to his East Passyunk Avenue restaurant, with a planned reopening date of September 9. What Palladino didn’t say was that the reason for the closure was due to back rent, leading to him being sued by the building’s landlord.
Last week the chef filed for personal bankruptcy.
From The Insider:
Also mentioned is more than $350,000 owed to an investor identified as NEA Passyunk LLC, which filed suit in June in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court against LP Passyunk LLC, Palladino’s limited liability company.
Palladino’s South Philadelphia landlord, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corp., is owed about $33,000, according to the petition. Last month, PARC filed a judgment last month in Common Pleas Court against LP Passyunk, seeking $428,000 and possession of the restaurant premises. Under a separate agreement, over the summer Palladino turned over the keys to an apartment above the restaurant.