Dylan's Closes With Hopes It's Only Temporary

The popular Grosse Pointe Park restaurant offering a variety of seafood, sushi and other menu items closed Monday "due to circumstances beyond our control," in hopes it'll only be temporary.

at Nottingham and Mack Avenue is closed after operating at that location for five years. The closure, the owners are hoping, will only be temporary, according to a sign posted to the front door and on the restaurant's website.

The locally owned and operated restaurant offered seafood, sushi and a variety of other meals along with drinks and live entertainment. Patch readers who ate at Dylan's last weekend reported being informed of the closure coming this week.

The sign posted to the door says the closure is "due to circumstances beyond our control," and expresses the desire to reopen as soon as possible--in the same location, if possible. The sign also thanks all of the restaurant's loyal diners for their support in the last five years and is signed "Rocco, John and the staff."

Additionally, the sign also states that the last week of operation was "the best business week we’ve had since our opening in 2007."

Attempts to gather more information from the owner Wednesday were abruptly denied by two unidentified men who were hauling things out of the restaurant. A third man who was trying talk to Patch was ushered back inside by one of the other men.

The building is one of the many owned by , who is currently being on a single count of solicitation to murder. , who is also being held at another lockup facility on --Bob Bashara's wife. Gentz  has told investigators he was hired by Bob Bashara to kill Jane Bashara.

While it is unknown whether the ownership of the building is related to Dylan's unexpected closure, it is the only remaining commercial business located in the building. It previously housed , which closed in the weeks after , and it housed a photography studio. Both of those commercial spaces remain empty.

The property from 15402 through 15414 is zoned as partially residental and partially commercial, according to property records obtained through . The buzz of a window-unit air conditioner on the second floor could be heard Wednesday afternoon.

It was not clear Wednesday who is managing Bashara's properties during his incarceration but the property records do not show any recent change in ownership or the addition of another person to the property.

David Griem. when Griem attempted to have himself removed from the case. He was ordered to remain on the case and to assist any new attorney hired. The new attorney is expected to make his first appearance in the case next week.

The building--not Dylan's--had been part of the criminal investigation into Jane Bashara's death at one point early on. While Jane Bashara's homicide investigation remains active, Grosse Pointe Park Capt. David Loch said Wednesday Dylan's closure is not related to any investigative order or matter in the case. Whatever is happening, Loch said, is between the property owner and the restaurant owner.

Additionally, police were called to the restaurant over the weekend following a dispute between the owner and an employee. The employee was eventually arrested for disturbing the peace, Capt. David Loch said. There was not an altercation simply a disagreement related to pay, Loch said.

MARK SEELEY August 02, 2012 at 12:43 AM
So True!!!!!
Chace Wakefield August 02, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Disgruntled employee August 03, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Its funny how john & rocco can tell people what they want them 2 here but the fact of the matter is their blaming bashera 4 their eviction when thats far from the truth they were in debt & now their using bashera as an excuse take it from an ex-employee they shafted everyone that was workin knowing they were closing last sunday but told people that was workin that thurday thats unfair 2 all staff
Where is my pay??!!!!! August 04, 2012 at 03:09 AM
Rocco has also shafted his employees who work in his kitchen in 100-120 degree heat out a week of pay. Not answering his phone hiding behind his attorney what a coward. Somewhere on vacation pouring MGD's in your face you POS. You don't cancel insurance on a business you have plans on reopening. The truth came out your plans to run and hide tuck your tail.
Pudenda Shenanigans August 06, 2012 at 03:29 AM
Disgruntled Employee, Perhaps you are bitter with Dylan's because you are illiterate and have no hope of landing another job.


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