Le Normandie in Pacific Grove abruptly shut down two weeks ago, leaving many in the community confused as to why.
The Lighthouse Avenue restaurant in the Holman Building was owned by Christine and Francis Richard — previous owners of now- shuttered Chez Christine in Carmel and Bistro Christine in Monterey — and family friend Nancy Lewis.
“We’re done opening restaurants,” Christine Richard said Thursday. “… I’ve had it.”
Landlord Nadir Agha (who knows a thing or two about lies)
Agha said he made the decision to kick out the owners after he said he found out Christine Richard was lying about the sale of her mother’s home in France — money she allegedly told him she would use to buy the restaurant.
“She still owes us the $40,000,
Here’s a Moe Quote to add to the list of Stupid Things Moe Says:
Ammar believes the Richards are unethical and said in his 20 years with the chamber he has not witnessed “such bad business dealings” as he has with the pair.