More bad news for the crumbling Treadsack restaurant empire: The owners of the shuttered Foreign Correspondents are being sued for back payment of equipment and furniture, including booths and brass bar stools.
Lawyers for Amur, a Nebraska-based finance company, filed suit in Harris County District Court August 16, claiming that Chris Cusack and Joseph Treadway owe $73,653.
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The suit alleges that Cusack and Treadway signed "unconditional personal [guarantees]" for the payments, but defaulted on the payment plan, which called for a down payment of $7,500 and 60 monthly payments of roughly $1,600.
This is the third breach of contract suit against the restaurateurs in six months; investor Richard Rothfelder sued Cusack and Treadway in March over an alleged failure to pay investment dividends from Foreign Correspondents and another Treadsack-managed establishment, D&T Drive Inn. Rothfelder is seeking to recover his $60,000 investment. The restaurateurs filed a general denial in May 2017.
The father of chef Graham Laborde, who ran the kitchen for now-shuttered Treadsack restaurant Bernadine's and (briefly) Hunky Dory, sued in June to recover $191,000 of a $200,000 investment in those restaurants. The Harris County District Clerk's website does not show a response on file.