The restaurant’s owner, Brian Higgins, said Sidebar was in the process of being evicted by the restaurant’s landlord, Dr. Michael Ervin. Higgins said Ervin is planning for another restaurant to open in Sidebar’s current location. Ervin could not be reached Monday night for comment.
Four months ago, Ervin filed an eviction lawsuit against the restaurant , claiming Sidebar and Higgins owed $34,723 in rent, back rent, late fees, utilities and taxes. That lawsuit, however, was voluntarily dismissed within a week.