WEST VILLAGE — Fatty 'Cue's West Village outpost has been seized by city marshals months after the outpost closed because the owners stopped paying their rent, officials said.
The restaurant at 50 Carmine St. was shuttered in May after a little more than two years at its Village location. The seizure was initially reported by Eater NY.
A representative from the city marshal's office said the restaurant was seized last Thursday after the owners and the landlord launched a court battle over rent.
It is unclear how much rent is owed. The landlord, 50 Carmine St. LLC, did not immediately respond to a phone message on Monday.
The former general manager of the West Village Fatty 'Cue did not immediately respond to an email requesting comment.
Fatty 'Cue enterprises have closed all across the city, leaving only the flagship West Village venture Fatty Crab at 643 Hudson St., and a Fatty 'Cue stand at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Williamsburg Fatty 'Cue closed late last year, and the Upper West Side Fatty Crab closed in 2012.
In May, Fatty 'Cue restaurateur Rick Camac spoke to Eater about future Fatty Crab locations.
"The [Fatty 'Cue] concept will live on in retail product offerings and as menu items in future Fatty Crab restaurants (most all new Crabs will have a 'Cue component on the menu)," Camac told Eater.
He also "hinted" at opening new restaurants abroad, Eater reported. Specific information about new ventures was not immediately available.