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A Chapel Hill restaurant and bar has closed its doors after a staff Christmas party ended in violence.
P.T.’s Olde Fashioned Grille, located at the corner of Rosemary and Henderson streets, shut down in early January after assault charges were made against owner Ryan Scarano by employee Andrew Anagnost.
The restaurant will remain closed until another tenant is found, said Lubin Bullard Jr., who owns the building with his son Norman.
“I’ve heard that (the owner) got into some trouble, and as a result of that we kicked the tenant out,” Bullard said.
P.T.’s held a Dec. 12 Christmas party at The Crunkleton on West Franklin Street before the restaurant closed for an annual two-week holiday break, Anagnost said.
After the bar closed at 2 a.m., Scarano took Anagnost and another employee back to P.T.’s for drinks, Anagnost said and a former P.T.’s employee confirmed.
Anagnost said the owner insulted him, and he responded by calling Scarano a racist.
The conflict escalated.