June 18, 2024


Food & Travel Enthusiast

New monetary backer saves Black Rock cafe from eviction

BRIDGEPORT — Diners who not long ago relished the new crispy maple sugar Brussels sprouts at Black Rock Social Property may not have known the sad story at the rear of that addition to the menu.

Proprietor Mark Turocy was attempting to use up materials from the pantry mainly because he was experiencing eviction.

“That’s why you see new items on the menu,” Turocy said. “Maple sugar’s not affordable. We altered it up from sauteed sprouts to fried and tossing it with the maple sugar.”

For the previous couple weeks Turocy has been primarily web hosting a long wake for the Black Rock-primarily based cafe that he opened a year ago at 2895 Fairfield Ave. As of Sept. 1 Turocy experienced, in accordance to courtroom files, fallen driving on his monthly $5,000 lease. So Black Rock Social’s landlord, KFAC Associates LLC, correctly took the make any difference to point out housing courtroom to drive Turocy out for non-payment.

But this week Turocy and a financial backer — inKind — told Hearst Connecticut Media they experienced struck a deal to get rid of the debt owed to KFAC and, hopefully, retain Black Rock Social afloat for the foreseeable potential.