Topic: Who is The True Owner of Shaw's Tavern and The Washington Firehouse Restaurant
Who is The True Owner of Shaw's Tavern and The Washington Firehouse Restaurant
I’m working on a story about Abbas Fathi and I have spoken with several prior and current employees of Shaw’s Tavern, all of them state that Abbas Fathi is the true owner of the tavern. The Tavern has changed “ownership” two times previously in the last 4 years and is about to be sold yet again. Every time the ownership has changed ABRA has approved the sale without input from the neighborhood and absent a Board Hearing.
Even a recent sexual harassment claim filed against the Tavern shows Abbas Fathi as the owner. How are developers allowed to use “straw men” as stand ins anytime they are refused a license? I’m wondering if anyone has any proof, photos, documentation etc. of Abbas Fathi’s daily involvement in either operation?
I have tried to get Steven May (ex. Fathi employee) to speak with me on the subject and he has refused citing pending legal action. Usually in these cases settlements occur that basically gag the person from ever speaking a syllable about the topic.
Does anyone out there have any details? Anything that I can use to get further along in my investigation? Any help or input is greatly appreciated.