As first reported last week, the decade-old Limon will indeed close in Little Burgundy to make way, in all likelihood, for a new L'Gros Luxe. Limon principal Ricky Dee, né Richard Drouin, a popular radio disc jockey, filed suit in 2014 against his ex-partners, Francis Dumais and Geneviève Guertin, to the tune of $270,000. Dee alleged Dumais siphoned funds from Limon to open Geppetto, a pizzeria a few doors down on Notre-Dame Ouest.
"He didn't even have the balls to explain his decision in person."
Now a new article by Le Journal de Montréal confirms just how deep Dee is in debt. The media personality/restaurateur closed Limon this past Monday, to the apparent surprise of employees. "He changed the locks and didn't say a word to anyone," reports a staff member. Another upset employee tells the newspaper that Dee "didn't even have the balls to explain his decision in person."
Dee, for his part, now blames another partner, Dominique Lafond, for his troubles: "He jumped ship in December and owes me $40,000. It doesn't seem like a lot but in the restaurant business the margin of error is narrow."