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December 17, 1997 | ERIC RIMBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Louise's Trattoria, a popular Italian restaurant chain that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September after a failed bid to expand on the East Coast, has been acquired for $7 million, the company said Tuesday. The Torrance-based company was purchased by Jon Chait, a top executive of Milwaukee-based global employee-placement firm Manpower Inc. and the brother of William Chait, Louise's founder and former president. Jon Chait bid $7 million in cash and promissory notes at a U.S.
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December 17, 1997 | ERIC RIMBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Louise's Trattoria, a popular Italian restaurant chain that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September after a failed bid to expand on the East Coast, has been acquired for $7 million, the company said Tuesday. The Torrance-based company was purchased by Jon Chait, a top executive of Milwaukee-based global employee-placement firm Manpower Inc. and the brother of William Chait, Louise's founder and former president. Jon Chait bid $7 million in cash and promissory notes at a U.S.
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September 13, 1997 | GEORGE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Louise's Trattoria Inc., a well-regarded Italian restaurant chain whose expansion has caused financial problems, will reorganize under U.S. Bankruptcy Court protection, according to company executives who presented portions of the plan to creditors Friday. Creditors informed of the plan supported the reorganization, Chief Financial Officer Allan Sargent said. However, several creditors have yet to be informed, he said.
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August 13, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Tammi Gower, who with her husband Tony founded and owned the trend-setting nightclub the Derby in Los Feliz, has died at the age of 51. Gower, a native of Los Angeles, died Saturday of cancer. The former Tamar Ellen Chait was organizing concert tours and long divorced from Tony Gower, a nightclub manager in Spain, when she asked him to rejoin her in Los Angeles in 1989 to examine a historic building she had discovered.
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