Tom Butt
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  Update on Salute e Vita Ristorante
August 17, 2016

The pipe leaks in the crawl space at Salute, which have been referenced by the owner, Jacqueline Poe, as what precipitated the termination notice, have been repaired, so that is no longer an issue.

Richmond attorney Joshua Genser is serving as Menbe’s pro-bono attorney and is in contact with Jacqueline Poe’s attorney to discuss recession of the termination notice and a new lease with terms that are fair to both parties.

A fund is being set up to help pay for the repair costs, and information on how you can contribute will be available soon. You may recall that Salute has been on a month-to-month rental for the past seven years, an arrangement that does not encourage or motivate a tenant to pay for long term improvements to the premises. But just to remove that issue as an impediment, the repairs have been made, and we will ask generous friends of Menbe to help pay for them.

What can you do right now to help?

·         Support Menbe by patronizing Salute! The restaurant is in full operation.

·         Sign the petition and  get your friends to sign Can you find more people to join this campaign? Ask them to sign now.
·         Send a letter or email to Jacqueline Poe similar to that sent by the Marina Bay Neighborhood Council (click here for a copy). The letter can be addressed to:

Jacqueline Poe
Penterra Company
2131 29th Street
Tulsa, OK 74114

Your letter should ask for (1) relief from the eviction and a fair long-term lease for Menbe, or (2) sale of the property at a fair price to a party that will accommodate the continued operation of Salute e Vita. Please be respectful and not angry or nasty.

You can snail mail the letter or email it to Jacqueline Poe at and a copy to Richard Poe at