Crawdaddy’s could be closing

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UPDATE DEC. 1, 2019, 3:57 p.m.

Crawdaddy’s partner and spokesman Jody Wade reached out to Texoma’s Hompage on Sunday about the possible closing of Crawdaddy’s Seafood restaurant.

” As a partner in this business, I want to share the truth. Please, correct ownership information. The only rent owed to Gary Mehan is for the month of November. He lists all future rent payments. There is no rent due except the month of November. Mehan has been trying to cancel this lease for some time now to lease the property for an additional $4,000 a month to El Tapatio Mexican restaurant. As a spokesman for the partnership, we will be pursuing all legal remedies for loss of income and investment losses against Gary Mehan and his illegal actions,” Jody Wade said.

Jody Wade, Crawdaddy’s partner

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — A seafood restaurant in Wichita Falls could soon be closing its doors for good after failing to pay thousands of dollars in rent.

Friday, a notice was placed outside of Crawdaddy’s off of Central East Freeway.

The notice is to vacant premises, demand for payment and to announce the change of locks.

According to the landlord Gary Mehan, the owners owe more than $75,000 in rent and additional rent.

The owners have been asked to vacate the premises within three days.

Crawdaddy’s lease has been terminated and a legal case could be pending.

The restaurant is owned by Wichita Falls businessman Jody Wade. General Manager Tim Beradi is also listed on the notice.

Beradi told Texoma’s Homepage he sold his share of the business in August.

Crawdaddy’s opened in June, serving cajun favorites like gumbo, lobster bisque, alligator bites, and of course, crawfish.

If all of the past due rent payments are paid in full, the landlord wouldn’t say if he would continue to lease the property to the owners.

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