Representatives of a popular and well-reviewed local restaurant say they’re working hard to establish a new lease amid negotiations with their landlord.
The matter between tenant The South End and the owners of 36 Pine St.—a New York City-based real estate investment company—last week entered the state Superior Court system when the latter filed papers to evict the limited liability company that owns the restaurant.
According to a complaint filed Oct. 25, the defendant—PPX Hospitality Group, LLC—took over a former tenant’s (Pine Social) lease in 2012. That lease calls for monthly rental payments among other expenses, such as for common area maintenance (“CAM”), water and taxes, according to the complaint. Yet the restaurant “failed to pay its share of CAM charges for, inter alia, the months of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October for the year 2023,” said the complaint, filed on behalf of the plaintiff by attorney Alison Baker of Stamford-based Shipman & Goodwin LLP.
In all, some $300,000 is owed, according to the complaint.
The plaintiff is seeking a judgment of eviction, forfeiture of any possessions on premises and “such other and further relief as the court deems just and proper,” the complaint said.
The defendant is listed in Connecticut Judicial Branch records as non-appearing.
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