Landlord says Bill’s Food & Drink faces eviction

Owner John Delucie is allegedly $107,000 behind on rent

TRD New York /
Oct.October 03, 2015 04:00 PM

Bill’s Food & Drink – the high-end makeover of the old Bill’s Gay Nineties townhouse space – is allegedly three months behind on its rent and could soon be evicted, according to the landlord.

NYC restaurateur John Delucie is the owner of Bill’s Food & Drink at 57 East 54th Street. If the restaurant closes, that will leave Delucie with just one restaurant left in his portfolio: celebrity hotspot, the Lion, according to the New York Post.

Delucie had at One Time Operated The Crown On East 81st Street, and the St. Regis and its King Cole Bar.

 
 

Noel Tynan, the landlord of Bill’s Food & Drink, claims that Delucie owes $107,000 in rent and a $17,000 water bill. “I can’t get them on the phone. I’m going to start eviction proceedings,” he told the Post.

Delucie is currently working on a new restaurant, Bedford & Co., which will open next year in the Renwick Hotel on East 40th Street. [NYP]Christopher Cameron


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