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Documents: J Gumbo’s owes $92,000 in back rent

WAUSAU (WAOW) – Owners of a Cajun restaurant in downtown Wausau owe more than $92,000 in delinquent rent payments, according to an eviction suit filed in Marathon County Court.

Heinemann Venture LLC, which is connected to Compass Properties, filed the notice on April 5 against J Gumbo’s.

Documents claim more than $65,000 of the rent is more than 90 days past due.

Heinemann Venture LLC is also requesting future rent payments.

Keith Malwitz, who is listed as a tenant, declined to comment when reached by phone.

The landlord tells News 9 an Asian fusion restaurant will take J Gumbo’s place. It’s called Lemongrass and the owners also own Gloss Nail Bar in Rib Mountain.

According to J Gumbo’s corporate website, the chain operates in 12 states, but Wausau was the only Wisconsin location.

A damage hearing has been scheduled for May 7.


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