A “no trespassing” sign has been placed on the chained door.
Chef and owner Eduardo Faubert says he was just made aware of the situation Tuesday afternoon. He said he did not close the restaurant and the lock was placed by the property owner.
Faubert says he does owe the owner some money, but hopefully the situation will be settled quickly.
Jasmine Cafe had been located at Lake Anne for more than 20 years. The restaurant has a local following for Faubert and his seasonal menu, as well as outdoor seating on the plaza.
Unlike most retail centers, which are owned by one company, Lake Anne Plaza storefronts are owned by individual owners.