I am employed at a new restaraunt owned by the previous Tryon House owner. According to the ""locals"", the owner sold the Tryon House because he was caught embezzeling. I would love to know if this is true. If anyone has any information reguarding this, please pass it on. I am aware that his business practices are very unethical, ranging from poor customer relations to smoking in the kitchen. Not to mention leaving food uncovered overnight, as well as sexual harrassment with servers. Many are in the process of reporting him for employing illegal immigrants, as well as paying all overtime under the table. All of this is known, his past, however, is in question.