Turkey Leg Hut declares bankruptcy

In a surprising move, the Turkey Leg Hut declared bankruptcy on March 26, 2023. The Chapter 11 filing was announced by owner Nakia Holmes as part of efforts to reposition the business. The decision came after a mysterious fire at the restaurant’s office and a court order for Holmes and ex-spouse Lynn Price to pay over $900,000 to former partner Steve Rogers.

The fire in November 2023 damaged the building’s second floor, including offices and storage areas. Rogers, who owns Bar 5015, sued for $1.5 million in February 2023 but only received around $600,000 before payments stopped. A trustee was appointed to seize assets to pay the outstanding debt. With the bankruptcy filing, collection efforts will stop, including the $2 million owed in state taxes to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.

In a statement on Instagram, Holmes explained that she filed for bankruptcy “as part of ongoing efforts to reposition our business.” She added that “we are committed to continuing discussions with financial stakeholders and seeking approval from the courts to continue operating.” Since its opening in 2016, Turkey Leg Hut has been a popular spot marred by controversies around race, gentrification, lawsuits, fires, and staff conflicts. This story has been updated with a statement from owner Nakia Holmes.

By Aiden Johnson

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