A settlement has been reached in the lawsuit between Peso’s on lower Queen Anne and Matador. The lawsuit claimed that the owner of Matador, who is a former bartender at Peso’s, stole the restaurant concept and profited.
The settlement requires some menu changes and an overhaul in the decor, according to the Ballard News Tribune. Daniel Woo, the attorney for Peso’s, told the paper that the sconces must come down as well as the ceiling tiles at the Market St. location. The votive candles need to go, and any “Day of the Dead” decor is banned, Woo said. There is also a monetary settlement that Woo says could exceed $100,000.
Update: A few more details in this Seattle Weekly story, which pegs the settlement in the $250,000 to $285,000 range.