Owner Kathy Jack issues statement saying she’s ‘truly sorry’ for closure of Jack’s Backyard

This morning we received a statement from Kathy Jack, owner of Jack’s Backyard, regarding the recent closure of the lesbian-oriented Oak Cliff bar and grill. The statement, sent over by Kris Martin of Kris Martin Public Relations & Marketing, was apparently issued in response to our post detailing creditor Marla Custard’s side of the story earlier this week. As we said in the post, we tried unsuccessfully to get in touch with Jack.

In Jack’s statement, which we’ve posted in its entirety after the jump, she says she is “truly sorry that this happened” but adds, “There is so much misinformation and so many rumors.” Jack goes on to say that she never paid herself a salary during the 2½ years the venue was open, and that she believes she could have repaid her debts if she had been given the opportunity.

Here’s the full statement:

—  Rich Lopez

Jack’s Backyard kinda finds a home at Woody’s

Although it’s hardly a backyard, Jack’s is setting up shop in Woody’s. The JB peeps posted on their Facebook that their first day as Jack’s Back Patio is this Saturday and that the originally scheduled band, Ciao Bella, will perform. Not bad for a quick turnaround. By the sounds of it, even former JB employees will be helping out with the drinks.

We have calls to both JB owner Kathy Jack and investor/property owner Marla Custard about what exactly transpired before the club’s closing on Sunday. But it looks like Jack’s fans can still get a little bit of the backyard action for now.

—  Rich Lopez