Lawsuit accuses UWS truffle shop of olfactory offenses

TRD New York /
Feb.February 02, 2014 02:00 PM

 Upper West Siders are turning their noses up at a truffle shop at 10 West End Avenue.

Urbani Truffles has been at the base of the condo building since 2010, but residents say that the “pungent and putrid” smells coming from the shop are hurting property values and making at least one condo “uninhabitable,” according to a new lawsuit. 

Despite installing ventilation systems, the smell still invades the lobby and many of the building’s residential units, which cost $3 million and above, the building’s condo board told the New York Post.

The condo board is seeking $2 million in damages and a permanent injunction forcing Urbani to soften its stench.

However, Vittorio Giordano, vice president of Urbani Truffles USA, told The Post, “Our ventilation system is working beautifully. We also had an inspection last week from the city . . . and they [found] nothing wrong.” [NYP]Christopher Cameron

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