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Daily Dining News: Why is L Wine Lounge Closed?


There are restaurants that are struggling just to make it, and there are those who are a little more secure and work to make the community around it better. L Wine Lounge seems to fall into the later category. It would be a loss for the community if something happened to the restaurant.

Unfortunately, L Wine Lounge abrubtly closed its doors after brunch last Sunday. Chris Macias has the details in the Sac Bee.

Sunday's brunch was the last service at L Wine Lounge & Urban Kitchen for at least the next few weeks. The midtown wine bar at 18th and L streets is closing indefinitely due to extensive repairs and safety issues with its HVAC system, said co-owner Marcus Marquez. A lawsuit between the L's owners and its general contractor is complicating matters, though both parties are currently in mediation, said Marquez.

The restaurant expects to reopen by September.

Read the entire post in the Sac Bee's Appetizers Blog.

Dale Kasler has more in today's Sac Bee print edition:

The J.C. Builders contracting firm sued Marquez and his ownership group in Sacramento Superior Court three years ago, claiming it hadn't been paid for nearly $55,000 worth of work on the restaurant. The restaurant filed a countersuit a year later against J.C. and several other firms, alleging "faulty and defective work" in the heating and cooling system.

Read his entire story in the Sac Bee.

* Updated at 8:30 a.m. with link to Kasler's story.

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