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Lalezarian Properties’ High Line development allegedly sunk brewery

The 10th Avenue brewery is now taking legal action

August 07, 2016 11:06AM

Kevin Lalezarian with 507 West 28th Street in West Chelsea and a rendering of the completed building

Kevin Lalezarian with 507 West 28th Street in West Chelsea and a rendering of the completed building

The architecture along the High Line draws huge crowds of tourists – presumably thirty ones. But a brewing company based under the High Line says it hasn’t been able to cash in on the traffic because Lalezarian Properties’ new development allegedly destroyed their business.

Death Ave Brewing Co.

Death Ave Brewing Co.

Construction at 319 10th Avenue — the tallest residential tower on the High Line – almost shuttered the Death Ave Brewing Co. for good, a lawsuit cited by the New York Post claims.

The brewpub was allegedly forced to turn away business, “close substantial portions of its dining room,” and delay its opening because work on the adjacent building left the business with “dangerously unlevel and uneven” floors. They claim it also ruined custom built seating.

Construction next door has “rendered portions of the Tenth Avenue restaurant, including its newly minted brewery, to be wholly unusable,” Death Ave claims in Manhattan Supreme Court papers.

The defendants are officially named Maestro West LLC and Kadima Tenth Avenue LLC in the suit. The developer, Lalezarian Properties, is not directly named, according to the New York Post. [NYP]Christopher Cameron

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