Damn landlords—they’re at it again.
Independently owned theater and bar Videology filed a lawsuit this week against their landlord, 308 Grand Reality LLC, which argues claims that they have not complied with the terms of their lease. According to a report from NYC real estate publication The Real Deal this past Tuesday,
Videology co-owners Wendy Chamberlain and James Leet filed their lawsuit in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Tuesday, which claims that their landlord 308 Grand Realty LLC has brought numerous “petty allegations” against them in an attempt to justify terminating their lease.
These include problems with graffiti, a poorly swept sidewalk and noise issues that the landlord has never raised before. The suit also accuses the landlord of making numerous 311 calls, “all of which were found to be baseless,” just to harm Videology.
The bar and theater hope for an injunction to terminate the eviction proceedings as well as punitive damages.n Videology entered the lease on April 1, 2011 at 308 Bedford Ave, but has been a staple of the neighborhood since 2003.
So, are these baseless claims from the landlord or is the beloved Williamsburg bar and theater getting a taste of the rapid fire gentrification of the neighborhood?