The Del Taco location at Shaw and Brawley avenues in Fresno was closed Thursday, with an eviction notice posted at the door. Photo by Frank Lopez
Written by Edward Smith
A notice of eviction may mean the end of a Del Taco restaurant in Northwest Fresno.
Visitors to the Mexican fast-food franchise at 3868 W. Shaw Ave. near Brawley Avenue Thursday found the restaurant closed, kitchen equipment cleared out and an eviction notice posted on the door.
Fresno Superior Court Judge Samuel Dalesandro approved the eviction, effective Thursday, based off a lawsuit filed November 2019 by landlords Peter and Philip Ivancovich, represented by Visalia attorney Steven Koch with Koch, Degn & Gomez LLP.
The case not only ends the lease but also upholds a total of $50,279 owed by restaurant ownership entity 892 DT Foods, Inc. The amount includes past due rent of $21,750, holdover damages of $17,417, property taxes of $10,677 and fees of $435.
Holdover damages are costs incurred after a tenant stays in a property after a lease expires.
Attorneys for Peter Ivancovich were not immediately available for comment.
A 2016 filing with the California Secretary State shows the CEO of 892 DT Foods, Inc. as David Chang, who has a listed address in Valencia, California.
The Secretary of State lists the corporation status as suspended.