They were evicted over $186,600 in back rent. Apparently the landlord came in and changed the locks at 3pm in the afternoon with customers still eating, ouch.
Link: Marathon 'elected' to close? | Philadelphia Inquirer | 12/11/2011
I have zero stake in this issue on either side, but I find it ridiculous that they would not let the patrons finish their meals. I have had to evict tenants in the past, and this eviction could (and should) have easily been executed a different way to obtain the same result.
They did those people a favor by not letting them finish their food.
"True freedom means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience.” ~David Foster Wallace
There is word going around that it's going to be a bank.