A struggling Asian restaurant turned into an impromptu nightclub has attracted big crowds, problems, and the bane of the industry, attention.
The landlord of Ichiban on Court Street wants to evict the tenants who he says violated the lease by changing the use and in the process creating unchecked incidents including fights and debris left scattered outside.
A club like this can offer an intoxicating stream of cash but to run such a place you have to be there and keep things under control. Otherwise the complaints will catch up to you, and you have a case of the lunatics running the asylum.
A person associated with the place recently ask me what to do. I said try watching Bar Rescue. He said the show's host, Jon Taffer is a hard ass I said that's the point.