As legal wrangling goes on at Cottonwood Plaza, at least one of the tenants has taken a major step to leave.
The Imperial Gourmet Restaurant, long located on the upper floor of the back section of the plaza has purchased the former Western Kitchen restaurant on Main St., north of the plaza.
City of Bishop officials confirmed that Imperial Gourmet has begun a major remodel of the building so they can relocate there. The work will likely take a few months.
Other tenants are also talking re-location as the master lease holder, Chuck Caldwell, continues to press for tenants to pay nearly $500 a day to remain.
Many tenants had abandoned the center in July. Those who stayed signed new leases, but Caldwell returned them.