Tios Moves to Liberty
It's a happy ending to what was threatening to turn into an ugly dispute between landlord and tenant. "The city was delighted to find that we found a spot, because we were a thorn in their side," says Seaver, referring to his very public battle to get the city to help him relocate. City officials are anxious to put it all behind them. In addition to expediting the liquor license, they made a deal with Seaver to forgive his last two months' rent if he was out by June 10.
For his part, Seaver admits the city didn't really have a free hand in helping him relocate. "I understood that they did have some restrictions because they had to be careful what kinds of precedents they set," he says. "But I still wanted to beat up on them."
Tios Mexican Café, 401 E. Liberty, Suite #2. 761-6650. Daily 10 a.m.-4 a.m.
[Originally published in June, 2009.]