OM Restaurant and Lounge in Harvard Square is indeed closed as it appeared to be last week. OM owner Solmon Chowdhury tells Eater that the restaurant closed on January 1 because the landlord "signed an agreement with a third party to sell our restaurant without our consent." According to Chowdhury, he then filed a lawsuit against the landlord to avoid that fate, and claims to have spent $800,000 in legal fees in the process. OM decided to file for bankruptcy protection "to save our lease," though Chowdhury says the business had been current in its rent. He also says that the landlord "has been doing everything in his power to make it difficult for us to run our business, including harassment of our employees and I while we were in the premises" and notes that "When a business closes it is common to put blame on the landlord, but in our case it is entirely true." What's more, Chowdhury says this isn't the first time, citing Alpha Omega and Bombay Club, both of which are closed, as other "victims" of the same landlord. The OM team also runs Moksa in Central Square and Shanti in Dorchester.
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