Carlos Slim sues salon over $1.3M in
back rent

John Barrett Salon ousted from 10 West 56th over nonpayment: suit

TRD NEW YORK /
Apr.April 20, 2017 02:50 PM

10 West 56th Street, Carlos Slim and the John Barrett salon (Credit: John Barrett)

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is taking the upscale John Barrett Salon to court — for $1.3 million in back rent.

The Salon Had Leased The Plaza District mansion, located at 10 West 56th Street since 2015 but it was forced out after failing to pay rent, according to an April 20 lawsuit filed in New York State Supreme Court.

According to the suit, the salon inked a deal to rent the 16,000-square-foot mansion — once home to the actress Elizabeth Taylor — for $108,333 a month through 2028. Last year, Slim — among the richest men in the world — successfully sued the salon in civil court, and while the salon vacated the building it didn’t turn over the keys. As of Jan. 11, 2017 — when the civil court ruled in Slim’s favor, the salon owed $1.3 million in rent, the new suit says.

Slim’s Grupo Carso conglomerate purchased the limestone property — known as the Felissimo townhouse — for $15.5 million in cash in 2011.

In 2015, the John Barrett Salon inked a deal to rent the entire mansion to turn it into “the most beautiful luxury salon in the country,” CEO Jim Hedges said at the time.

Slim, who also owns the Duke-Semens Mansion at 1009 Fifth Avenue, tried to sell the Upper East Side property for $80 million last year. He bought it for $44 million in 2010.


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