CHICAGO – A Chicago condo association is suing a neighboring coffee roasting business, alleging its offensive, noxious fumes are creating a public nuisance for the homeowners.
The 4839 North Damen Condominium Association, Paul Borovay and Patti Carpenter filed a lawsuit Dec. 10 in Cook County Circuit Court against Groundswell LLC, 4839 North Damen LLC and Armand & Sons LLC, alleging zoning violations.
According to the complaint, Groundswell uses an improperly vented roaster to manufacture its ground coffee, creating the offensive fumes. In addition, the suit says, the business is selling food and pastries in violation of both its business license and zoning laws.
The plaintiffs seeks an injunction to halt coffee roasting on the premises, plus compensatory and actual damages and litigation costs. They are represented by attorneys David J. Bloomberg and Adam K. Beattie of Chuhak & Tecson PC in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2015-CH-17944