CHICAGO – A condominium association is allegedly interfering with the construction of a restaurant at a Chicago property.
Saluja & Saluja LLC and Lucy & Max Sports Bar & Grill LLC filed a complaint on Nov. 20 in Cook County Circuit Court against The Park 1500 Lofts Condominium Association and Lisa Reichbach alleging breach of contract and other counts.
According to the complaint, Saluja & Saluja owns a commercial property on the ground level of a building on Madison Street in Chicago. The suit states the top part of the building is a condominium property administered by The Park 1500 Lofts Condominium Association. The suit states there is an easement agreement in place between Saluja & Saluja and the association.
The suit states Saluja & Saluja rented the commercial property to Lucy & Max Sports Bar & Grill, which is the process of building a restaurant. The plaintiffs allege the defendants are "improperly preventing" the completion of the construction.
The plaintiffs hold The Park 1500 Lofts Condominium Association and Reichbach responsible because the defendants allegedly breached the easement agreement by interfering with the plaintiffs' ability to complete the restaurant.
The plaintiffs seek a declaratory judgment, $350,000 plus interest, punitive damages and costs of suit. They are represented by Bruce N. Menkes and John D. Fitzpatrick of Mandell Menkes LLC in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court case number 2018CH14457