Suntex Marinas is trying to evict Monty’s from Miami Beach property

Monty’s claims the landlord is being crabby and is trying to bully the eatery

Miami /
Nov.November 26, 2019 04:45 PM
Monty’s Miami Beach

Monty’s Miami Beach

A South Beach landlord is trying to evict Monty’s, alleging it has health code violations, unpaid rent and dated menu items.

Monty’s Sunset Miami Beach claims the landlord is just being crabby and is trying to find a way to take over the lease of the property, according to the Daily Business Review.

“To me this is all just a ruse to bully and intimidate and unlawfully malign the quality of Monty’s.” said Monty’s attorney Craig Shapiro, of counsel at Buchbinder & Elegant in Miami, according to the Daily Business Review.

Dallas-based Suntex Marinas wants Monty’s to move out of its marina in South Beach. It claims Monty’s has had 300 health code violations since 2013, including a confirmed food poisoning complaint, the Daily Business Review reported. It also alleges the seafood restaurant owes $656,155 in rent.

In addition, Suntex is taking aim at Monty’s menu, arguing that it is outdated with prices that are too low, resulting in less money for the landlord.

The attorney for Monty’s claims the landlord assumed the lease last year without knowing the restaurant has over 33 years left on its agreement, according to the Daily Business Review.

An affiliate of Suntex Marinas sued Monty’s on Nov. 13 in a five-count Miami-Dade Circuit Court complaint asking the court to remove the restaurant. [Daily Business Review]Keith Larsen

Correction: A previous version of this story had an incorrect photo.


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
 Jeff Blau and One Ocean (Getty)

Related Cos. CEO Jeff Blau sells Miami Beach condo

Related Cos. CEO Jeff Blau sells Miami Beach condo
Jeffrey Soffer and Turnberry Isle Yacht and Racquet Club

Turnberry Isle condo association sues Jeffrey Soffer affiliate over lobby repairs

Turnberry Isle condo association sues Jeffrey Soffer affiliate over lobby repairs
The properties listed in South Beach, including Mango's South Beach location (CBRE, Mango's via Facebook)

Mango’s owner lists South Beach assemblage

Mango’s owner lists South Beach assemblage
An Altmed Müv dispensary in Apollo Beach (Altmed, iStock)

Miami Beach faces new legal challenges over medical marijuana restrictions

Miami Beach faces new legal challenges over medical marijuana restrictions
Paul Lardi and 200-212 Collins Avenue (Linkedin, Alex Zylberglait/Marcus & Millichap)

South Beach property sells for $6M, buyer plans apartment-hotel

South Beach property sells for $6M, buyer plans apartment-hotel
901 Euclid Avenue (Google Maps)

Short-term rental investor sues Miami Beach, seeks class action

Short-term rental investor sues Miami Beach, seeks class action
Masoud Shojaee with rendering of Sanctuary at Doral and pictured with daughter Lilibet Shojaee (Shoma Group)

Trusts benefitting Masoud Shojaee’s daughters sue to access his company’s financial records

Trusts benefitting Masoud Shojaee’s daughters sue to access his company’s financial records
Major Food Group's Jeff Zalaznick and the Design District location (iStock)

New York restaurateur Major Food Group to open three concepts in Miami

New York restaurateur Major Food Group to open three concepts in Miami
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...