MOUNT VERNON ó The doors were closed Friday morning at Henryís at The Curtis Inn, a move made by Walter DíSovza, manager of The Curtis Inn. DíSovza closed the restaurant due to what he calls mismanagement on the part of restaurant manager Ed Manders, citing reasons of not maintaining the standards expected of the restaurant. DíSovza had been in contact with hotel owner Amit Bansal who agreed to the closure.
Henryís at The Curtis Inn was leased to Manders in the spring of 2012. Henryís once was Indian cuisine with a lunch buffet. Manders is the second restaurant manager since the switch to American cuisine.
DíSovza claims that consistent hours had not been observed. ďThey just open when they want and close when they want,Ē said DíSovza. Other problems cited are an inconsistent menu, the lack of adequate staff and sanitary issues which reportedly needed addressed by the Knox County Health Department.