Thursday, May 05, 2016

Update on the Cusbah Landlord Dispute


Popular Indian/Pakistani restaurant Cusbah (1128 H Street) continues their efforts to remain in their space even as their landlord seeks to replace them with a new restaurant tenant. On April 29th Cusbah (as SJ Enterprises, LLC) filed a complaint for breach of contract against their landlord Dianne Quander. The docket shows an initial scheduling conference set for July 29th (2016 CA 003221 B: SJ ENTERPRISES, LLC Vs. QUANDER, DIANNE). On May 3rd Ms. Quander sued SJ Enterprises, LLC in landlord tenant court seeking to retake possession of 1128 H Street (2016 LTB 011001: QUANDER, DIANE Vs. S J ENTERPRISES LLC).


Cusbah first publicly responded in an April 14th statement to local blog District Cuisine to questions about a for lease sign on their building and news the space was being otherwise advertised as available by a representative of their landlord . Cusbah also posted that statement on its Facebook page.

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Here's hoping they can work out the situation and the restaurant can keep operating in its space.

I'm not entirely sure it's the same Dianne Quander, but a District woman by that name is a well known songwriter who co-wrote Anita Baker's Caught Up in the Rapture.


Anonymous said...

Based on the way things seem to be going, a year from now this will be location of the H St NE Chili's, Trump will be the President of the United States and Kathy Henderson will be the ANC5D Chairperson again.

Anonymous said...

@4:38. Please. stop. I'm going to have nightmares at the thought of any or all of that happening. :( Where are the happy thoughts?

Reality bites said...

"Happy thoughts" are so 2008.

Kate said...

We LOVE LOVE LOVE Cusbah. Everything about that place is freaking fantastic. Food + service + patio + bartender + ambiance/decor/music...

Tell us how we can show up for them, please!