|Posted by joan on 11 April, 2016 at 13:00|
Due to internal issues and disputes, the owners of Sloppy Tuna have lost legal control of the business. A court receiver has been appointed to run the business. The current owners are legally barred from either managing the present Sloppy Tuna or opening another establishment using the name "Sloppy Tuna.” The receiver has publicly stated Sloppy Tuna will open for the 2016 summer season under his management.
The appointed receiver has no former experience in managing a Montauk seasonal summer food and drink establishment of the volume and size of Sloppy Tuna. Specifically, he has no experience in the real world business climate of in-season Montauk, with the grind of a 7 day work week, the scarcity of employees in general, and the drastic lack of skilled staff such as chefs, wait people, bartenders, and managerial talent. Since the receiver was just recently appointed by the court, we can assume no pre-season work, planning, or preparation has been done with respect to the coming season. Tomorrow is April 1, 60 days from Memorial Day Weekend, and counting.
Both the Town Board and the EH Police Dept. are extremely sensitive to the situation and can be relied on to be vigilant in all aspects concerning a revival of past Sloppy Tuna practices.
MONTAUK UNITED will be extremely active in expressing to the receiver the current attitudes, thoughts, and general regard the Montauk community holds for the business conduct and past behavior of the Sloppy Tuna. MU will also, in every appropriate way, expressly point out the actions which can be taken by a 950+ united membership.
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