It seems like just yesterday Lagers Pub (2522 Fait Ave, Canton) received a glowing review from b (the free daily) with a refreshed chef, service staff and ownership, things were looking bright for the Canton establishment (Despite the fact that it may or may not Get Sexy In There anymore). But according to an employee, as of yesterday Lagers is closed and gutted, due to a disagreement over the time-honored issue of “Rent” between business and building owner. It seems owner Nicholle O’Malley had signed a 5-year lease for the property at 2522 Fait, which was coming to an end this month. However, the property owner of the building wanted to double the rent to the tune of ~7000 dollars, so O’Malley promptly ripped everything out and vacated the premises. O’Malley now essentially holds in her possession a liquor license and a full set of bar equipment (INLCUDING THE BAR), with no building to house them as of yet. Meanwhile, the owner of the property itself is stuck with a fully gutted bar.
You can’t make this stuff up, people!