Westlake’s Viva Barcelona closes


Part of the westside’s well-known “Viagra Triangle,” popular Spanish eatery Viva Barcelona (24600 Detroit Road) closed abruptly last Thursday, June 12. According to landlord Dave Gomersall, the biz, owned by a local partnership called Running Bulls LLC was behind on its rent. “That’s the reason they’re closed,” he told C-Notes this afternoon. “Of course, I want to see it reopen, with new owners, as soon as possible.” ... According to an item in today’s West Life, legal papers filed in Rocky River Municipal Court indicated that the company owed $36,683 in rent, maintenance fees, and other charges. The figure includes unpaid rent of $7,800 for April and May, the documents said. Gomersall says he already has four potential new tenants in mind for the 6,250 square-foot space; other would-be restaurateurs with cash on hand can get in line by calling 440-899-4000. --- Elaine T. Cicora Read Elaine Cicora's restaurant reviews, food news, and comprehensive dining guide on the restaurant page at clevescene.com.


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