Thursday, March 25, 2010

Biff Naylor Sets The Record Straight

Contradicting earlier accounts given to Giga Granada Hills, Biff Naylor of Tiny Naylor's, Biff's, and Du-par's fame called to set the record straight on the Du-par's eviction.

"Almost none of that is true," Naylor said of the story that the business was evicted and patrons were escorted out of the restaurant.

Almost?

"That's a wild rumor. There were no patrons of the premises, we closed voluntarily, and turned the premises back to the landlord. There was an eviction served three days after we vacated the premises."

Naylor said that they were behind on rent payments as "part of the negotiating strategy" with property owners whose rents Naylor said were too high -- "nearly twice what it is at Farmer's Market." So the management "dragged the rent to see if we could get them to come to the table. Of course we will pay them back rent."

Naylor didn't rule out a return to Granada Hills. "If another location comes up there, of course we love the community."

6 comments:

  1. I CAN say Mr. Naylor is lying. If you read complaints from other tenets in the area, Mr. Naylor assumed the Baker's Square lease through their bankruptcy and those rates were far below market value - it was prominently noted in newspapers about a year ago. The truth is he was consistently behind rent to the landlord, they gave him chance after chance to catch up, but he doesn't have the money to pay. Farmer's Market is much higher rent, but he's behind there, too. He has been a spin doctor for most of his life - this is just another example. Ask any of his employees that consistently have bounced paychecks.

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  2. The food was terrible so I am not surprised that it closed.

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  3. I miss the food there. It was a real upgrade from Baker's square. I hope someone will bring some decent American comfort food back to the community.

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  4. I miss the food there too. Many complained about the higher-than-Denny's price, but you get what you pay for, and I was often pleasantly surprised when they exceeded my coffee shop expectations. Great chicken strips.

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  5. Are you kidding me?!?!? I TRIED to like Du-Pars, but it was horrible all 3 times I went! The service was terrible as well. I give it a 0 on a scale of 1-10.

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  6. true to all comments made about Mr. Naylor. He doesn't have no money to even pay benefits to his employees. According to Karen Rider his bookkeeping she has to keep three different books. One set to shareholders, other set to present to banks,(loans he wants to get to pay I.R.S. back taxes ) , other set to show to I.R.S. better jet he creates a company for him to get paid and pay his personal debts. All these according to his bookkeeper.

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