Reports arose on Sunday that chef and owner Scott Tycer was moving things out of his fine-dining establishment Gravitas. A sign on the door read "Closed Sunday, January 8 for deep cleaning."
The restaurant had been under the management of Liquid Gold restaurant group for six months starting in May, while negotiations for sale were finalized. "We were operating it as the acting ownership. We wanted to make our improvements to protect our assets," said Liquid Gold owner Stephen Ross.
According to Ross, sales at Gravitas increased 22% under his group's management and in November, he decided to sell their interest in the restaurant back to Tycer. "I was asked to stay on through the holiday season to help with the transition. [...] As to why the restaurant closed, that is not a question I can answer, because it wasn't under our control."