Who doesn't love Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill? Apparently the Tucson Mall doesn't.
The AZ Star Net is reporting that the Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill at the Tucson Mall closed abruptly Friday night. Mall officials wouldn't comment but they did leave a notice that gave a bit more info about the closing.
The notice, posted today by mall owner General Growth Properties, said the landlord had "retaken possession of these premises as a direct result of your breach of the contract for rental." It went on to say that the landlord also seized the contents of the building with the intention that they would be sold within 60 days if the the owners of Toby Keith's, Scottsdale-based Boomtown Entertainment LLC., could not make good on unpaid rent.
Yikes! According to the report, the restaurant is just a franchise and isn't tied to Toby Keith in any way, although he did make an appearance at the restaurant's grand opening last year.
The restaurant's former manager said on Facebook, "My heart goes out to the staff who lost their jobs overnight. I feel so bad for them and I promise I did not know this was coming," Urban posted on Facebook.
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