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Haute Hippie CEO sues over botched townhouse renovation

The designer couple say a construction company made a mess of their Greenwich Village home

September 24, 2016 12:01PM

Jesse Cole and Trish Westcoat-Pound and West 11th Street.

Jesse Cole and Trish Westcoat-Pound and West 11th Street.

The couple behind fashion boutique Haute Hippie are suing the construction company they hired to renovate their Greenwich Village townhouse. They allege that “virtually every aspect of the project” was a failure.

CEO Jesse Cole and Trish Westcoat-Pound, who designs the company’s signature dress, claim they paid Robert Bagdadi of Apollo Builders more than $600,000 for the overhaul of their $6 million home at West 11th Street, according to the New York Post.

“Apollo grossly failed to perform virtually every aspect . . . resulting in dangerous defects and Code violations,” court papers charge.

Bagdadi did not comment. [NYP] Christopher Cameron

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