Clock enthusiast Flavor Flav can no longer call himself a restaurateur: TMZ reports that the rapper/reality star's eponymous fried chicken restaurant in Sterling Heights, Michigan was evicted last week after a long-stewing battle with landlords. (Flavor Flav's Chicken & Ribs 's doors were first padlocked in June after landlords claimed Flav and his business partners owed $20,000 in back rent; the eviction was then "postponed" after restaurateurs paid one month's rent.) As TMZ notes, "U-Haul trucks showed up Wednesday to carry everything away."
The Michigan location joins two other Flavor Flav spots in the restaurant graveyard: Flavor Flav's Fried Chicken in Clinton, Iowa, closed after four months amidst employee lawsuits; Flavor Flav's House of Flavor in Las Vegas lasted six months, shuttering in September 2012. An official announcement posted on FFCR's Facebook page claims: "No worries we are relocating!!! Stay tuned for our official announcement later this evening!!!" No follow-up announcement was made.
· Flavor Flav's Fried Chicken Kicks the Bucket... for Good [TMZ]
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