After 130 days in business, Old City's Craft & Claw, the seafood successor to Mad River at 126 Chestnut St., is "closed indefinitely while we reassess the situation," says manager Max Tucker.
He told me that the majority partner ordered the closing two weeks ago.
Tucker labeled as untrue the rumors that lawsuits surrounding Mad River were its undoing, and a look at state court records shows nothing to support that theory.
A check with the state Liquor Control Board showed that Craft & Claw's liquor license renewal was conditionally approved pending final adjudication and resolution of a pending citation.
Mad River had its share of citations in its eight years.