Matsu Sushi undergoes renovations

The restaurant is currently closed for renovation, as indicated by this sign posted on the door. Due to a post on Dan Woog’s blog, 06880, many thought the restaurant was closing its doors for good.

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The restaurant is currently closed for renovation, as indicated by this sign posted on the door. Due to a post on Dan Woog’s blog, 06880, many thought the restaurant was closing its doors for good.

Claire Redmer ’21

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Matsu Sushi has announced that it is closing for renovation, though many thought it was closing for good, due to a customer’s post on blog 06880.

Molly Alger, a frequent visitor to Matsu, wrote into Dan Woog’s blog to announce the resturant’s closing. Alger wrote that while dining at Matsu on March 31, the owners informed her that it was their last night in business. The owners gave her a tray and tried to give away other serving dishes.

However, a sign posted by management on Matsu’s door claimed that they are closed for renovation. The posting that claimed the restaurant was going out of business has provoked mixed responses on the subject of the eatery from Westport residents.

“Matsu was a great sushi place because it was a lot less expensive than Pink Sumo and the atmosphere was a lot less intense if you wanted a more casual dine,” Daphne Baker ’21 said.

However, despite its popularity, Matsu Sushi has had legal trouble in the past. In 2018, Matsu fired two chefs when they refused to complete a 36-hour shift. The National Labor Relations Board issued an official complaint against the restaurant before a judge ruled the firing illegal in October, 2018.

“After discovering how terribly they treated their employees, I could never again go in there in good conscience, and I didn’t,” John Suggs replied to the post made by Alger on 06880. “They have no one to blame for their closing but themselves. There are consequences for mistreating and exploiting your workers.”

 

 

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