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Bow Truss Coffee Owner Charged With Domestic Battery

By Stephen Gossett in News on Aug 23, 2016 6:19PM

Phil Tadros, CPD handout photo

The controversial owner of Bow Truss Coffee Roasters was charged with one misdemeanor count of domestic battery after he attacked a woman on Thursday, a police spokesperson told Chicagoist.

Phil Tadros—owner and CEO of the popular, rapidly expanding chain of coffee shops—bit a woman’s thumb and drove her to the ground at roughly 5:15 p.m., in the 3600 block of N Wayne Ave., police said. Paramedics treated the woman, 29, on the scene for arm abrasions.

Aside from Bow Truss, the “serial entrepreneur,” as Chicago Inno calls him, has also founded or co-founded advertising agency Doejo, craft brewery Aquanaut and Lakeview fried-chicken spot Budlong. But Tadros’ business success has come at a cost: as DNAinfo pointed out when first reporting the story Monday, a Crain’s article from last month documents how Tadros has alienated several investors and clients, and now faces some 15 lawsuits from jilted former business partners.

News of the domestic-battery charge has prompted some on social media to call for a boycott on Tadros businesses.

Tadros’ bail was set at $2000 at a hearing on Friday, according to the Tribune. He is due back in court on Sept. 2.