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Felix’s Restaurant in New Orleans Files for Bankruptcy

July 19, 2012

Felix’s Inc., owner of the namesake restaurant and oyster bar in New Orleans’s French Quarter, sought bankruptcy protection from creditors.

The company listed assets of $1.62 million and debt of $1.57 million in Chapter 11 documents filed today in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New Orleans. Felix’s didn’t disclose a reason for the filing in court documents.

Felix’s has been a New Orleans landmark since the early 1900s and has been owned by the same family for more than 60 years, according to its website.

John L. Rotonti, president of the company, didn’t immediately return a voice-mail message seeking further information about its finances.

Creditors include Old Brick Investments LLC, with a claim of $152,600; Sysco Food Service, with a claim of $35,928; New Orleans Fish House, with a claim of $18,909; and Micro Systems Inc., with a claim of $17,505, according to court papers.

The case is Felix’s Inc., 12-12137, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Louisiana (New Orleans).

To contact the reporters on this story: Dawn McCarty in Wilmington, Delaware, at; Phil Milford in Wilmington, Delaware at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: John Pickering at

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