“There was more to it than what they said, of course,” Gonzalez says.
“I’ve been so depressed for the last couple of weeks, but life goes on.”
He says there were a number of issues that caused him to leave.
“I was expecting volume like Andover,” Gonzalez says of his former restaurant there, which someone else now owns.
He says his lunch and weekend business was great, but the rest of his sales weren’t enough.
“That was just too much of a high rent to sustain,” Gonzalez says. “But I gave it a shot.”
He says parking became a bit of an issue with the new Firebirds next door to his restaurant. Also, Gonzalez says his landlords disappointed him by not putting his restaurant on a billboard near Kellogg and Rock Road as he says they promised. He says he had been working with them to lower his rent and then received a 10-day notice to leave.