November 27, 2022


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Danny Meyer’s Maialino in Gramercy Park Lodge Sues Solil Administration

Danny Meyer’s Maialino in Gramercy Park Lodge Sues Solil Administration

Danny Meyer’s Maialino in Gramercy Park Lodge Sues Solil Administration

From left: Jane Goldman and Danny Meyer (Picture Illustration by Steven Dilakian for The Actual Take care of Getty and Solil Administration)

A meals struggle is breaking out on the Gramercy Park Lodge. Not less than it could if Danny Meyer may get into his restaurant there.

Meyer’s Union Sq. Hospitality Group has sued Solil Administration for refusing entry to Maialino on the floor flooring of the resort, 2 Lexington Avenue.

The once-bustling eatery has been caught in a battle between two distinguished landlords. The case traces again to 2003, when Aby Rosen’s RFR Holdings took over the resort. Rosen’s landlord was Solil, which owned the bottom under it.

In 2009, Meyer signed a lease with Rosen’s group to hire the restaurant house within the resort. Maialino was buzzing alongside till the pandemic hit, at which level Rosen closed the resort it was in and stopped paying hire.

As Rosen fell almost $1 million behind, Solil Administration sued in April 2021 to terminate the resort’s lease and acquire the $79.5 million Solil stated it was due below the long-term deal.

That authorized battle ended this June, when Solil gained the case and the sheriff booted Rosen from the closed resort, the place Solil alleged the iconoclastic developer had let his mom keep without spending a dime (which he denied).

Meyer, although, remained locked out of Maialino.

His restaurant group claims it can’t get entry to its expansive wine and liquor assortment, beneficial art work, high-end kitchen tools, eating room and bar furnishings, china, glassware and silverware.

Meyer’s frustration turned to panic when Solil started promoting the resort’s stuff to the general public. Although a property supervisor assured him the restaurant’s possessions wouldn’t be liquidated as nicely, Meyer’s swimsuit claims the promise was reversed when Solil asserted in an Oct. 3 letter that the restaurant had “deserted” the property.

Meyer’s restaurant group is suing Solil for 3 causes of motion, every for almost $2 million.

Legal professionals for the defendant declined to remark. Solil didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.