When Jonathan Waxman quietly closed his massive Ghirardelli Square venture Waxman’s earlier this month, he may have skipped out on the bill. The Chronicle caught wind of a rent-related default notice on the door posted by Jamestown Properties, who own the retail space that housed the restaurant. The notice claims that Waxman’s owed $71,480.83 as of September 19.
Meanwhile, the restaurant’s janitorial services provider is suing the business for alleged breach of contract. According to Superior Court documents, Cable Car Cleaning wants $45,117 rom the restaurant, which contracted with the cleaning service for $5,500 per month. A contract was automatically renewed in April 2017, but allegedly breached in May 2017.
Waxman’s, which opened in March of 2016 as Jamestown’s anchor tenant, entered a purported remodel phase in August. But on September 11, Gharardelli Square representatives confirmed the closure was permanent. The chef’s attempt to enliven Ghirardelli Square, an area that’s notably dead by evening, was apparently unsuccessful, and Waxman has returned his focus to New York City flagship restaurant Barbuto.