Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Operators of The Must Speak Up About Surprise Shut-Down

Photo by Sean_Yoda_Rouse via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr
LAist relies on your reader support.
Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all.

Operators of The Must, a popular Downtown wine bar, were doubly surprised this holiday weekend when what they thought was a robbery turned out to be an allegedly unexpected eviction.

Because of the holiday long weekend, only speculation about what happened between the Must owners, Coly Den Haan and Rachel Thomas, the mysterious "new owner," and neighboring Weeneez owner Julie Rico could take place, and it did so in spades in the comments section of a Blogdowntown article. There, Must employees, patrons, readers (many who include links to pertinent documents regarding the property), and Rico herself, went to war in words.

Not only are the courts open today, so that Den Haan and Thomas can pursue the matter through legal channels, but they also chose to speak out about the "heinous" events of this weekend.