WICHITA — Exactly a month after his delayed opening of Metro Grill II in Andover, chef Michael Gonzalez is gone.
He hopes it won't be for long.
Gonzalez and Sarita Gonzalez — who is either his wife or his ex wife, depending on which one you ask — are splitting up.
Michael Gonzalez says an officer showed up to tell him Sarita Gonzalez has control of the restaurant.
"It's a big thing," he says. "It's an unfortunate thing."
Michael Gonzalez has control of the original Metro Grill at Towne East Square, but he's heading to court next week to try and reclaim the one in Andover.
That restaurant closed briefly this week, but Sarita Gonzalez has reopened it.
"She's trying to prove something, and unfortunately she's going to hurt the business because she doesn't have any, any, knowledge . . . of what it takes to run a kitchen," Michael Gonzalez says.
Sarita Gonzalez says, "I've been working with Michael for 13 years since I met him. Everything that Metro Grill is is my idea."
We'll let you know what the court says next week.