In the News: “New Age ’70s Mexican Diner”

••• “A dramatic two-alarm fire broke out on upper floors of 100 John Street Saturday afternoon around 2:15, with no reported injuries but with a chorus of angry complaints from residents of the 29-story building who said they heard no alarms to warn of the danger.” —Tribeca Trib

••• Tribecan [name redacted] is the subject of “a contempt order by federal Judge Katherine Forrest, who said she will give [redacted] and his wife, [redacted], one last chance to appear before she sends US Marshals to collect them. […] In October, Eubulus J. Kerr III, a spinal doctor in Shreveport, La., accused the Tribeca resident of lying about being broke in order to avoid paying the $750,000 balance owed on the award. [Redacted] testified in December that he was so poor that he had to borrow money for a cab to his Midtown Manhattan deposition, Kerr’s lawyers said. But a few months later, [redacted] filled out a mortgage application claiming $144 million in assets, including $150,000 in bank accounts, $150,000 in furniture and art, $485,500 in securities, and more than $11 million in real estate, Kerr’s lawyers told the judge based on subpoenaed documents.” —New York Post

••• Lalo, chef Gerardo Gonzalez’s “New Age ’70s Mexican diner,” opens this week in the former Winnie’s space on Bayard. Gonzalez made his name at El Rey. —Grub Street