Cameo files a complaint against Castle Community – Post Bulletin



ROCHESTER – The restaurant on the first floor of the chateau community building claims that an agreement for the use of the upper floors has hampered its activity.

Cameo At The Castle, 121 N. Broadway Ave., filed a civil lawsuit on Wednesday January 5, 2022 against Castle Community LLC, Threshold Arts LLC and related parties, alleging use of space by Echo Church and Queen City Coffee & Jus in recent years violates his restaurant lease.

“Castle violated the restaurant lease by agreeing to lease the second and third floors of the premises to a tenant whose presence fundamentally alters the character and intended use of the premises and interferes with Cameo’s quiet and peaceful possession of the premises,” indicates the complaint in connection with land use by Echo Church since September 2020.

The deal with Echo Church followed the closure of the building, which included Cameo, after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

When Cameo reopened, Echo Church remained in the building.

The civil complaint alleges that the church altered the intended nature of the building, which the restaurant owners said called for “a vibrant and rejuvenated community, a space for social gathering and an event space and that Cameo would be entitled exclusive to sell food and / or drinks to visitors, patrons and event participants on the premises.

Court documents claim restaurant owner Zach Ohly would not have signed the 2018 lease or contributed more than $ 400,000 for improvements to the building, which was purchased from the city of Rochester, if he had known how the space upstairs would ultimately be used.

The civil complaint also states that the addition of Queen City Coffee & Juice in 2019 is a violation of Cameo’s rental agreement.

As Queen City moved during the castle’s temporary closure, owner Bre Holtan said she plans to return when there is room.

The castle community recently received a three-month extension of a city ordinance citing the Echo Church’s current use of the space as a breach of contract, as the building’s sale depended on specific public uses. .

As work continues to address the city’s concerns, Cameo’s complaint indicates that she is asking for indefinite financial relief and the end of her lease and other agreements with the Castle community and the Threshold Arts.

Court records show Castle Community and Threshold Arts were made aware of the pending lawsuit in October, but related documents were not filed until January 5.

Responses from Castle Community and Threshold Art have yet to be filed, according to court documents.


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