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Pittsburg restaurant closes, employee's await final paycheck

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The lead cook, a waitress and the bar manager of Phillip's are waiting on a final pay check.

"Its just very, very hard to get paid there," said Chris Segundo, the former Bar Manager at Philippe's.

Alexander Butler, the lead cook, agrees.

"Lots of promises, a lot of broken promises," said Butler.

The restaurant opened at the end of October and is closing after 7 months of business.

Phoenix Smith says she quit a former job to work at Philippe's.

"He has done it in the past where he said he was going to pay us and didn't," said Smith.

Daniel Accad, the general manger of Philippe'ss and son of the owner, says the allegations are untrue.

Accad says the restaurant is closing because he is going to school to be firefighter, and his parents don't have the ability to take care of the restaurant without his help.

"We explained to them at the meeting they were going to get paid and if they want to end things like that that's their problem," said Accad.

The employees tell a different story, and say recently the gas was shut off and in order to prepare for an event they cooked the food at their home.

"When I just turn around.. the next day we are closed down for good and I had these hopes and dreams of hopefully inheriting the restaurant," said Segundo.

"We try to do the right thing, and help them and some people are just vicious," said Accad.

The employees say they are not looking into legal action.

Accad says the employees can pick up their final pay checks on Saturday.

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