“We sat and decided it’s not worth pursuing,” he said. “We shut it down yesterday.”
The Hershners had been haggling with the property owner over the renewal of their lease.
Meanwhile, Arthur Hood sent Dallas Voice a copy of a lawsuit he filed in September against the Hershners for breach of contract.
Hershner said there were no grounds for the suit. He called Hood a disgruntled former employee who was relieved of his duties.
Hood said the closing of Drama Room does not affect his lawsuit. In the suit he said he entered into a sale agreement with the Hershners and put money into the bar to bring it current. He said the Hershners canceled the sale.
Hood said he plans to amend the suit next week and is trying to force the Hershners into arbitration.
Meanwhile, on Friday, an administrative law court will hear a challenge to the issuance of a liquor license for the Hideaway, the Hershner’s proposed reopening of a bar on Buena Vista Street in the Cole Park area of Oak Lawn.