Proino Breakfast Club, known as a top restaurant in the Best of Largo contest, could be evicted after failing to make several on-time rent payments over the past four months.
Owner of West Bay Village in Largo, Sunrise Plaza Enterprise, is suing the restaurant and its owner for the missing payments of $6,300 each, along with the shared common area expenses and attorney’s fees.
When Sunrise Plaza purchased the property in 2014, they assumed responsibilities of the landlord. The original lease was carried over to the new ownership.
Proino missed payments from July through October. It did provide its landlord with checks for the rent owed, but they bounced due to insufficient funds in the account.
The landlord provided a written demand to the restaurant with a 30-day period to provide payment. No response by Proino was provided in the allocated time.
Sunrise Plaza filed the suit requesting the payment Oct. 24, 2016. A suit for eviction hasn’t been filed as of Nov. 10.
Proino opened its doors in 2013. The next year, a second location was opened.
When Tampa Bay Times food critic Laura Riley wrote an article on new Tampa Bay restaurants set to open, she claimed a third restaurant would come around February 2016.
“George Soulellis is doing something right,” Riley wrote.
Soulellis is the founder and owner of the two Proino’s that are currently open.
The third store isn’t currently open. It is unclear if it was ever up and running.
The Proino in West Bay Village is located at 201 West Bay Dr. in Largo. The second restaurant is at 14400 Walsingham Road in Largo.