Hollywood legend Robert De Niro and famed chef Nobu Matsuhisa suddenly find themselves in the sights of the Florida Department of Revenue.
According to a public records filing in Miami-Dade County, the state has placed a lien on the co-founding pair’s Nobu restaurant inside the Shore Club in Miami Beach. The documents say the restaurant has failed to pay sales taxes to the tune of $16,969.31 during the first three months of this year.
No comment from Nobu’s world headquarters in New York.
Matsuhisa, who’s also known for starring in his own Chase credit card commercial, and the Casino star started the Asian fusion chain in 1994. It has grown to 26 restaurants worldwide.
real estate report
Luis Miguel might be a top-rated Latin crooner, but he’s not much of a real estate investor. The Mexican superstar lost his shirt when, in 2012, he sold his Brickell condo high atop downtown Miami. The singer’s 46th-floor penthouse at the Jade at Brickell Bay brought in $2million — not a penny more than what what he bought it for eight years earlier.
Now, the La Incondicional singer’s old condo is back on the market. Price tag: $4.29 million.
And to add insult to injury, the investor owners are advertising the crib as “designed for international singer and composer Luis Miguel.”
The trial on charges of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident of restaurateur Jonathan Eismann is scheduled to start April 27 in downtown Miami, according to court records.
Lawyers are gearing up to interview their last witnesses before Judge Victoria Brennan starts the proceedings.
Former restaurant entrepreneur Eismann, 53, is free on $16,000 bond in connection with the October 2012 death. Eismann pleaded not guilty in the killing of pedestrian Jean Carlos Ruiz in July 2013.
Eismann is accused of speeding through a red light at Northwest 72nd Avenue and Third Street and hitting the northbound vehicle ahead of him. He then allegedly accelerated and continued north. Within two blocks, the SUV swerved onto a sidewalk and slammed into Ruiz — a father of one — and into a light pole.
Eismann is best known for opening Pacific Time, Q and Fin.
Alexandra Westover, the 21-year-old Boca Raton woman who made national news last year when her rape allegations were found to be a hoax, is facing a slew of real charges. Westover, 22, was nabbed in a traffic stop in Palm Beach County and charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, possession of marijuana, driving on a suspended license and failure to appear in court. She’s out on $5,000 bond.
Westover in February 2014, claimed she was sexually assaulted by a mysterious man on the side of the Turnpike in broad daylight.
More than 100 cops looked for the attacker until she admitted she couldn’t find a better way to explain her absence from work.