As the dust settles on the now-shuttered MePa club-restaurant MPD, it's time for the lawsuits to start flying again. The Post reports that one of the owners of the Ginza Group, the mysterious Russian company that owned the restaurant, has filed a suit over its demise, naming just about everyone as a defendant.
The suit accuses the brunch-loving Koch brothers?who were partners in the project early on and have filed their own lawsuit against Ginza for copyright infringement?of sabotaging the restaurant by turning it into a nightclub. It also blames the restaurant's shutter on the Whitney Museum, which is building an outpost nearby, at the bottom of the High Line, even naming the construction company behind that work as a defendant as well.
Meanwhile, the Koch brothers' lawyer tells the Post that the real reason MPD shuttered is because the Ginza Group fired the brothers.
· Blustery Restaurateur Blames Everyone Else for Meatpacking Café Flop: Suit [NYP]
· All Coverage of MPD [~ENY~]