Toronto BBQ restaurant, Adamson BBQ grew to notoriety last fall when its owner, Adam Skelly, chose to defy lockdown orders and keep its Etobicoke location remain open when indoor and outdoor dining was banned. Now, it seems that karma has come back to bite the BBQ chain because a letter posted outside its Aurora outpost reads that the landlord has changed the locks as Skelly owes nearly 50K in unpaid rent.
The location is situated at 15195 Yonge Street near Wellington and it’s just under an hour outside Toronto. The notice was posted by a bailiff company on behalf of landlords Soscia Investments Inc. and it says that Skelly has five days to pay the overdue rent amounts or risk losing the goods and equipment on the premises.
A copy of the notice was posted on Google Reviews by an unsatisfied customer who also shared that while he’s a fan of the food served, he visited the location 3 times and each time the restaurant had run out of food and the fourth visit he found the notice posted to the door. Safe to say that Adamson BBQ has certainly seen better days.
There’s been no recourse on social media from Skelly or comments from Adamson BBQ which is a bit strange considering he’s been very vocal about the “injustice” he’s faced by being charged under the Lockdown Order. Currently, he’s working on appealing the court rejection of his case which argues that by imposing stringent lockdown measures, the government suspended constitutional rights of residents and businesses without basis.
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