The owner of 412 Main Street has filed eviction paperwork in court for non-payment of rent by the soul food restaurant owners who subleased a former nightclub owner's rental agreement, according to the Middletown Press.
Us Restaurant & Lounge, which opened this past March in the former Titanium Nightclub and Lounge space in Middletown, failed to pay its July and September rent, the Press reports. The historic building built in 1920 at 412 Main Street is the onetime location of the men's clothing store, R.W. Camp Co.
David Kania filed paperwork in Middletown Superior Court on behalf of Noremac LLC, the Press reports, suing Marlbro’s Restaurant Group and Gaetano Bramato, former owner of Titanium who holds the original lease.
The restaurant owned by Kendra O'Garro has been closed for more than a week for electrical problems and renovations, according to a Facebook page post on Sept. 20, which said Us would be shuttered for 30 days.
Facebook posts have been made daily, with today's message welcoming the new month. "Happy October! Do you need some food-spiration? Us Restaurant and Lounge is open in 22 more days!"
The eatery's cuisine is a meld of black American heritage and West Indian culture with a menu that comprises an "in-law" portion with dishes like jerk chicken and shrimp ceviche and "soul" offerings such as eggplant florentine and jambalaya.