Besito Restaurant in West Hartford abruptly closed its doors this month as the business’s landlord has filed in court claiming the restaurant owes more than $250,000 in rent payments.
Blue Back Square Holdings, LP has filed paperwork claiming that Besito failed to pay rent. According to the paperwork, Blue Back Square Holdings provided a notice of default demanding payment on May 18, 2017, but still did not receive the rent.
According to the filing, as of June 7, 2017, Besito owed $250,646.66. The landlord filed a request for eviction in June.
Though the case is ongoing in court, Besito closed its West Hartford location Monday. A note on their website read:
"After nearly a decade and with a heavy heart, we are sad to announce that we were unable to re-negotiate our lease at Blue Back Square and are closing our doors in our beloved West Hartford location," the website read.
The Mexican restaurant has been a popular spot in Blue Back since it opened in 2009.
The restaurant filed a Motion to Stay on July 5, 2017 in response to the court filings. Blue Back Square filed an Objection to that motion Tuesday, claiming it's a stall tactic. A hearing is scheduled for Aug. 2, 2017.
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