ORIGINAL BLOG 02/03/2016 10AM:
I see in the court filings from Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016, that Kay Diemer, who ran Ed & Kay’s restaurant (home of the mile-high pies) for decades, is filing a lawsuit against Bruno Beqiri, who now runs Italian Villa in that same spot.
At the time of this writing, the files for the lawsuit are not posted online, so we just know that the suit is for Unlawful Detainer. Diemer still owns the building where Beqiri operates, so we might assume it has something to do with rent, but we know better than to assume, don’t we?
I’ve contacted Diemer through Facebook to get more info, not having a business phone for her. I phoned the restaurant for a statement from Beqiri, but got no answer, so I emailed also. I’ll update as I get any information. Feel free to make your comments below.
UPDATE 02/04/2016 9:20AM:
According to the filing, Beqiri has 5 working days (until February 9th, 2016) to submit an objection to the claim or get out of the building. Diemer claims Beqiri has breached the lease agreement.
This letter is included in the lawsuit and is written a little more in layman’s terms.
Reader comments below are from a previous version of MySaline.com.
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- Comment by Mary Wilson Davis on February 3, 2016 at 11:55am
I didn’t figure that placed would last long. We went one time and it was horrible. Bad food, dirty surroundings, poor service and unpleasant atmosphere.
- Comment by Pam on February 3, 2016 at 6:50pm
I hope they can work out whatever the differences are. We eat there often and have always enjoyed the food, service and the staff. It has always been clean when we were there, usually about once a week. I’d be very sad to lose this place.
- Comment by Debbie Ball on February 3, 2016 at 9:21pm
The files are online now and it appears he owes over $18k in rent etc. By looking further he has had this problem in the past with others among other issues such as hot checks. Haven’t look at every law suit filed because there are quite a lot over the years.
- Comment by Shelli Poole on February 4, 2016 at 9:48am
- Comment by Jason Kavanaugh on February 4, 2016 at 12:01pm
Food tastes microwaved. 5,000 a month in rent for that location is crazy.
- Comment by Amy Edwards on February 4, 2016 at 12:51pm
There is a website that is VERY interesting that a lot of people should look at and do homework with it. caseinfo.aoc.Arkansas.gov
If this lady had used it she would have known in advance that this guy was a high risk tenant.
Hope they are able to get it all worked out. I hate this because they make the best spaghetti sauce that I have ever eaten in my life and I have been to Italy twice!!
- Comment by Steven Roberts on February 4, 2016 at 9:29pm
I actually worked there as a server, and I witnessed with my own two eyes on several occasions they used Ragu brand spaghetti sauce. The exact same sauce u can get at Walmart, or Kroger or any other grocery store. The sauce they used was “Traditional” It wasn’t homemade. Nothing about the place was authentic. And nothing about it was clean I assure you that. Like I said I was a server there, for about 3 months. It was disgusting.
- Comment by Laura Butler on March 27, 2016 at 12:40pm
So is the place currently open or not?
- Comment by Renea Sturch Landreth on March 27, 2016 at 9:55pm
We drove by there yesterday afternoon on the way to my daughter’s house, and their “Open” sign was turned on. There were 4 or 5 cars in the parking lot.
- Comment by Jack Guenther on April 19, 2016 at 7:45am
- Comment by Shelli Poole on April 19, 2016 at 9:06am
They must be working something out.