Monticello Seasonal Cuisine to close amid struggles with landlords

The G Street Shopping Center in Davis is a sad place. It’s sad because only three of its nine storefronts actually contain businesses. And it’s about to get a whole lot sadder when one of those businesses, Monticello Seasonal Cuisine, closes this month.

Monticello was quite possibly the first real farm-to-fork restaurant in Davis when it opened four years ago. One of the restaurant’s owners also operates Fiddlers Green Farm, which supplies most of Monticello’s produce.

The Davis Enterprise had a great story in June about Monticello’s issues with its landlords. Due to a chemical spill in the late ‘90s, there are ongoing environmental problems at the site. Those set the backdrop for a financial and legal battle.

Monticello recently announced that it won’t remain open while it fights the property managers. The staff are on vacation through July 6, and then Monticello will host a few last-ditch fundraiser events for Monticello and Fiddlers Green Farm. Both Monticello and the farm will continue vending at the Davis Farmers Markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays, respectively.

The last opportunity to dine at Monticello will be a high tea event with live music on Sunday, July 12. Learn more on the crowdfunding campaign.

Photo courtesty of Monticello Seasonal Cuisine’s Facebook page.

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