Fans of Feast, Southtown's New American restaurant, should be glad to know that the eatery is staying put. After a year-long legal brouhaha (which was reported in the Express-News last September) between landlord Casey Lange of Santos Holdings and restaurateur Andrew Goodman over building improvements and whether Feast could re-sign their lease, a 166th District Court judge ruled in favor of Goodman. Feast will remain at 1024 S. Alamo until July 2018, and has the option to renew their lease until 2020.
"I'm just really happy and glad that it's behind me and all over with," Goodman said over the phone, "I'm really excited to look forward to new projects, and that the city of San Antonio will continue to enjoy the amazing food of Stefan Bowers."
The court documents obtained by the San Antonio Current showed judge Barbara Nellermoe's decisive take on the proceedings:
"...to attempt to throw him out of the property just after he's completed these improvements and is making a success of his business so that it can be sold for the value it has added to the property is indeed inconsistent and unconscionable. It's just not fair."
Now that all that restaurant drama is over, Goodman and Bowers can concentrate on the future of two projects — a restaurant inside the St. Anthony Hotel and another inside Fire Station No. 7 — which were put on hold while this was going down.
We've reached out to Lange for comment.
"The final judgement has not been entered yet and I cannot comment on it at this time," Lange responded via email.