Fred P. Ott’s on the Plaza faces eviction

The 40-year-old Plaza dive bar—the only dive on the Plaza, in fact—Fred P. Ott’s faces eviction over $70,000 in back rent, the Star reported last week.

In September, the Plaza sent Fred P. Ott’s owner Haddad Restaurant Group notice that the lease would be terminated at the end of October, but the bar stuck around and failed to vacate. Its future is currently up in the air as the owners and landlord attempt to negotiate some kind of sale or other arrangement. Meanwhile, there’s a petition to stop the eviction here.