WICHITA — As he opens a new Metro Grill on the west side, Michael Gonzalez abruptly left his restaurant of the same name at the Waterfront.
“He just went in there and gutted the place a couple of nights ago,” says Johnny Stevens, a partner in the development at 13th and Webb Road.
“Pulled lights out of the ceiling. Pulled cabinets off the walls. Took everything he could.”
Stevens says Gonzalez didn’t leave many things behind.
“Not much. A sink. A toilet. A few odds and ends.”
Gonzalez couldn’t be reached for comment.
There’s now an eviction notice on the door, but Stevens says that came only after Gonzalez moved out.
“There’s nothing to go back in for,” he says. “But we’ve got to … go through that process.”