Lawsuit Filed Against Josie's For Breaking Lease - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/14/06

Lawsuit Filed Against Josie's For Breaking Lease

Josie's #4 is now facing a lawsuit after closing their 50th and Avenue L location.

Last month, the Josie's restaurant location closed after a city report suggested the walls of the building be reinforced as a safety precaution after the deadly collapse of the little panda.

Both buildings had similar designs but Josie's was not ordered to vacate. When closing, they told Newschannel 11 they did it for safety reasons. Pauline Childers, Josie's Vice President said back on May, 18, "we were put at risk over the past two months."

Since then, the owner of the building has taken down that wall that needed reinforcement.  The building owner is now suing Josie's for breach of contract on their lease. He claims they signed a five year lease just two months before they moved out. 

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