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101 Cantina In Gainesville Receives Eviction, Damages Complaint

The Midtown Gainesville restaurant and bar 101 Cantina on XXXX.
The Midtown Gainesville restaurant and bar 101 Cantina on XXXX.

At 101 Cantina, hostesses continue to seat customers, chefs continue to cook food and bartenders continue to make drinks.

But meanwhile, an eviction is in motion for the popular restaurant in midtown Gainesville across from the University of Florida.

On Wednesday, a complaint for eviction and damages was put on file at the Alachua County Clerk of the Court against 101 Cantina, claiming the tenants had not vacated the premises on Aug. 31, as the lease stipulated.

In the document, the leasing company, Trimark LLC, is requesting eviction, unpaid rent, late charges, court costs, attorney fees and partial damages.

As of Sept. 1, rent owed for the property was $21,181.11, according to the document.

Repeated attempts were made by WUFT News to contact the owner and leasing agent for comment, but neither responded.

In another document filed at the Clerk of the Court, a company called 581 Investments LLC has filed to foreclose on the business’ liquor license, claiming the business is in default on a promissory note.

The restaurant and bar at 1632 W. University Ave. first opened in 2009 and lured customers with Mexican food and late-night drinks. Its lease agreement ran from September 2009 to August 2014.

But on July 29, 101 Cantina received a notice of non-renewal for the location that ordered the business to vacate the premise by Aug. 31.

The Tallahassee 101 Cantina at 705 S. Woodward Ave. permanently closed earlier this year.

Ty is a reporter for WUFT News who may be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news @wuft.org