Fill this under “painful landings.”
The Saddle, which spun off Cox and The Rickshaw, held a raucous closing party last Friday – the landlord wanted more rent and the economics of the business no longer made sense, went the thinking.
The party marked the final day of the popular Margarita and burrito spot. Or did it?
According to management, ever-popular manager Luga, who split time between Saddle and The Rickshaw, informed them that he negotiated with the landlord on the side and is taking over the spot. Again, according to management, Luga plans to do burritos – he has poached The Saddle cook – and signed a lease for lower rent.
Expect to hear more on this one…