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Restaurant owner evicted from Martinez burger joint

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 6:26 PM
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The owner of a Martinez hamburger joint was evicted from the restaurant Thursday for not paying rent.

Gregory A. Glover, owner of St. Louis Burgers at 401 Furys Ferry Road in Martinez, was evicted Thursday for non payment of rent.   JIM BLAYLOCK/STAFF
JIM BLAYLOCK/STAFF
Gregory A. Glover, owner of St. Louis Burgers at 401 Furys Ferry Road in Martinez, was evicted Thursday for non payment of rent.

Columbia County marshals removed property belonging to Gregory Allen Glover, 44, from St. Louis Original Hamburgers at 408 Furys Ferry Road. Property including tables, chairs, rolling carts and equipment was pulled out of the building and left in the parking lot.

“Anything that wasn’t affixed to the building,” Chief Marshal Shaun Brooks said. “Anything that wasn’t bolted down, we had to make sure it was out of there.”

The property owners, R.C. Capital LLC, petitioned to have Glover removed from the building in November, according to case paperwork filed with Columbia County Superior Court.

Glover, doing business as QSR Equity LLC, signed a lease with R.C. Capital in November 2012 and opened the restaurant in April 2013. Glover never paid his rent and owes R.C. Capital more than $40,000, according to paperwork filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Glover filed for bankruptcy in late 2013 after R.C. Capital filed its intent to evict him. He sought relief from the eviction from the bankruptcy court judge.

The judge recently ruled that Glover and his company are liable for the amount owed because the business was the lessor and he filed for individual bankruptcy listing himself as QSR Equity. Also, R.C. Capital attorneys filed their lawsuit before he filed for bankruptcy, according to the judge’s order filed Feb. 19.

Brooks said attorneys for R.C. Capital took Glover the Superior Court order for eviction last week.

Brooks said that during the eviction, he found “no food, no beverages, anything like that. They were not operational.”

On Jan. 21, former employees went to the restaurant demanding back pay that they said Glover owed them. He locked the doors and called authorities to remove them from the property.

Glover, who opened the restaurant in April in the former Pickles Cafe and Grill space, was arrested in September. According to police, he tried to use someone else’s Social Security number to open a business checking account in August. Glover evaded arrest for about two weeks before surrendering Sept. 24 on two counts of financial identity fraud.

It was discovered at the time of his arrest that Glover was operating the restaurant without a business license, which he obtained the day after his arrest.

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augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 02/27/14 - 08:10 pm
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Tear it down?

Maybe they should just raze this place. Raising Cain's was there and I never knew why they didn't make it, but for whatever reason, they didn't. When the Pickles Café & Grill owners bought or leased the building, it seemed that they literally spent a year re-doing it and I couldn't imagine how they could ever make a profit, after spending money for so long without being open. Now that it has been St. Louis Original Hamburgers, it seems that it's just been one thing after the other with this guy. Some restaurants, for whatever reason, just never make it.

Common.sense
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Common.sense 02/27/14 - 08:51 pm
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That Glover guy is something

That Glover guy is something else.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 02/27/14 - 08:56 pm
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I wonder if
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he went to the same cheating seminar that probably had Detroit's former mayor kilpatrick, New Orleans former mayor nagin (sic), and Trenton, New Jersey's former mayor tony mack in attendance?

Pops
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Pops 02/27/14 - 09:41 pm
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Please someone

lock this guy up. I am so tired of reading about his type getting his name in the paper for stuff like this and re-surfacing as some type of "business man" somewhere else....

Pops
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Pops 02/27/14 - 09:50 pm
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.Maybe he will

open up something on Broad Street with a grant from the Richmond County Commission.

fedex227
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fedex227 02/27/14 - 10:14 pm
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It's a shame that the employees ...
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protesting in front of this establishment for grievences against the owner were forceably removed by the Columbia County Sheriff's office. Obviously they had cause to do so. Unfortunately in the grand scheme of things, when it comes to recompensing them for wages owed, I'm sure they'll be at the bottom of the list. Not fair.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 02/27/14 - 10:16 pm
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Saw this coming a mile away

Never heard anything good about this place. Hope Raising Cains will come back or some good restaurant will take it over.

curly123053
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curly123053 02/27/14 - 10:40 pm
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Just A Plain Crook

I hope he just disappears. He has no morals not paying his workers and lacks the responsibility to run a business.

thauch12
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thauch12 02/27/14 - 11:35 pm
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Prime candidate.

If only tarring and feathering was still a viable option...

Lee Benedict
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Lee Benedict 02/27/14 - 11:39 pm
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Seek office in Columbia County,

after all, a CC commissioner didn't pay his store's rent for well over a year after he took a $28,500 cash abatement. Did you read anything about THAT in ANY publication?

bubbasauce
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bubbasauce 02/28/14 - 02:54 am
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Pops done gave this man a

Pops done gave this man a great idea. Richmond Co will give him some grants or something.

dickworth1
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dickworth1 02/28/14 - 05:44 am
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lee benedict
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How did you learn of this commissioner if nothing was reported?

wildman
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wildman 02/28/14 - 06:00 am
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Idea

First, Glover needed to go. Second, put a Mexican restaurant there and look out.

iaaffg
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iaaffg 02/28/14 - 06:22 am
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steals identities. doesn't

steals identities. doesn't pay employees. doesn't pay his rent. doesn't get proper business papers to run a business. the 'bad boy' list probably goes on and on about this individual, and yet.....he still walks around with his entitlement attitude, free as a bird, thumbing his nose at the world. probably left town already, thought up a new scheme and a new name for a new place. may already be in another state for all we know, since he never seems to be 'available' for anyone locally to pin down. unless, of course, employees with legitimate complaints show up on his front door step.

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 02/28/14 - 09:20 am
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@Lee

Who are you talking about? Give us a name...

jimmymac
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jimmymac 02/28/14 - 09:21 am
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SYSTEM
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Guys like this have made a mockery of the legal system. They pull scam after scam and get away with impunity. They know that judges and prosecutors will never do more than give him a slap on the wrist. The rent money and the poor employees money will never be paid and this jerk will walk away free as a bird.

csralookout
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csralookout 02/28/14 - 09:28 am
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Blend in, disappear, we will never see him again....

iaaffg is right.........steals identities, doesn't pay employees, doesn't pay rent, doesn't get business license and yet he still walks around....really amazing when you think about it....

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 02/28/14 - 09:42 am
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Augusta Citizen makes an

Augusta Citizen makes an interesting point. It seems when a location is jinxed, nothing else will succeed there either

soapy_725
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soapy_725 02/28/14 - 09:45 am
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Would the name be ALLEN? As in ALLEN?
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Would the name be ALLEN? As in ALLEN?

lgr
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lgr 02/28/14 - 11:12 am
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mexican rest

there is one already across the street Pablanos

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 02/28/14 - 01:51 pm
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I'm just glad you folks who

I'm just glad you folks who continued to actually EAT there didn't get sick! With his history, he very well could've served you monkey-burgers so he could make more money off of it!

Lee Benedict
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Lee Benedict 02/28/14 - 07:20 pm
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Trey Allen is the Commissioner

I spoke of.

The Superior Court of Columbia County, Civil Action File No.: 2009CV0940

The suit claimed that he never paid rent ($4,500 monthly) for his toy store’s space. The suit claimed that Allen was to receive “rent abatement” if he could not move in on the agreed upon date which was April 1, 2007. He didn’t. The suit claims that he was to begin paying rent on October 26, 2007, and, according to the suit, the landlord, Academy Center, LLC, shelled out $28,500 to Allen “to cover Allen Express’ build-out of the Demised Premises”. The claim states, “Base rent from October 26, 2007 through April 1, 2009 is $81,870.96 together with the late charges equal to 5% of the base rent due and payable by Allen Express…” Allegedly, the UGA graduate with a degree in business paid nothing and allegedly this matter was settled out of court. Allen was a commissioner at the time this suit was filed.

Since Allen refuses to speak on the matter and the local media refuses to ask him to do so, all we have is the suit's allegation. Things happen in business and in private life. That said, if you do not pay rent for that long, you're given the boot. Why was HE permitted to basically become a squatter at $4,500.00 per month after taking $28,500.00 in cash? Allen's Marshall Square vote. Allen's support for Magnolia Trace. You figure it out.

And oh by the way, in 2010 Trey Allen was driving around with re-elect Ron Cross magnets on his car...he even swung by Cross' opponent's BBQ to check it out. Allen and Cross, cut from the same cloth.

soitgoes
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soitgoes 03/01/14 - 10:42 am
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@Lee = sour grapes

Bury the personal vendetta against Trey. He's done nothing wrong but for some reason you can't get over that FACT. Not sure why you are so bitter or why you are trying to stir up trouble where there is none. My gawd, man, get a LIFE!

Lee Benedict
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Lee Benedict 03/01/14 - 12:06 pm
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Nope. Nothing sour

here. Just a citizen providing ANOTHER example of ANOTHER politician (not public servant) engaging in borderline behavior and dealings going unchecked by the media and the public. Now, if Allen had come out years ago, as any credible, honorable, man would, and simply explained the situation to the citizenry, then we probably would not be discussing this today. But the media refused to report that an ELECTED COMMISSIONER was being sued for the reasons I posted earlier (probably to not cause Ron Cross fallout in the 2010 reelection bid), judges violating GA judicial code (there's only SEVEN codes) but, it did report on a private citizen's alleged spelling error, politicians' pets, and the like. Be honest, if Trey Allen had a (D) beside his name, the masses would be all over it and him. Oh, we hear all about every claim levied against a Richmond County official, but for those down the road a piece, not so much. Ask yourself why.

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