Hagar’s Cabo Response

Sammy Hagar has responded to a suit filed by a Fresno, Calif., developer over a failed Cabo Wabo Cantina in the city.

Developer Milton Barbis recently filed suit against the Red Rocker seeking more than $500 million in lost profits for the restaurant/club, which opened in August 2008 and shuttered six months later. Barbis claimed Hagar and his Red Head Inc. made false and untrue statements to his company, Fresno Rock Taco, to secure an agreement, then micromanaged the project from beginning to end, leading to costly delays.

In a statement to the Fresno Bee, Hagar asserted the accusations were baseless.

“At this time I can’t comment on any of the specific claims brought in the frivolous legal papers filed by Milton Barbis, but anyone who has followed the issues of mismanagement around the entire Granite Park development will not be surprised to learn that the accusations are unfounded,” Hagar said.

“I am anxious for the facts to come to light on this situation, so we can all put this behind us and get back to what really matters – keeping the party rocking in Fresno.”

This isn’t the first legal filing to come out of the failed club. Red Head Inc. previously filed suit against Fresno Rock Taco claiming Barbis’ mismanagement of the project had damaged Hagar’s reputation. They settled in court a few months later.

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