This just in from manager Warren Butler:
We are still open at this time. I am doing everything possible to keep the place open. The transition from High Sierra to Flightline has been halted by the Airport Administration/City of SB.They have denied the assignment of the lease because of a potential future conflict of interest with my lender.So my major lender who was just trying to be helpful has backed out and we are back to square one. Imagine having to send back $500,000 because of a future potential conflict of interest.
Now High Sierra is considering their options which one is to sue the airport/city for not allowing High Sierra their right to assign the lease to Flightline and for not negotiating in good faith. With the request to approve the lease assignment they are required to be timely, reasonable, and not try to improve their situation in the lease. Violated all three.
High Sierra may have no choice but to close temporarily and maybe even permanently if something cannot be worked out. I will continue to look for partners/investors in order to make Flightline or something similar a reality and keep the place open and 40 employees employed and a great place for the community to gather and eat and drink and be merry!!
– Warren Butler
Update 9/1/19: “Looks like High Sierra is closing up for a couple of days, At least Monday and Tuesday of this coming week. Hopefully something can be worked out and we can reopen soon.”
Update 9/2/19: “High Sierra has decided to close as of today. Hopefully we can get it reopened soon!”