PORTSMOUTH — Mombo Restaurant has filed for voluntary bankruptcy following the sudden death of owner Thomas Perron, and a federal court judge has been asked to grant permission to move ahead with a sale and bidding process starting at $150,000 for the desirable Strawbery Banke location.
The 66 Marcy St. restaurant has been closed since Perron’s death in June. This summer marked the business’s 10-year anniversary.
Mombo, located at Strawbery Banke Museum and overlooking Prescott Park, had been dubbed a “sophisticated haunt for refined New American fare in airy quarters with wood beams and a patio lounge.” The restaurant won several “Taste of the Seacoast” awards, and in 2012, Perron prepared a special luncheon for the Obamas and Bidens.
Mombo LLC, owned by Perron’s revocable trust, filed for voluntary bankruptcy in federal court Oct. 6. Trustee attorney David Mulhern is represented in court proceedings by attorney Steven Notinger, who on