The Hofbräuhaus in St. Petersburg faces eviction lawsuit over late rent

The paddling beer maidens might even get evicted.

click to enlarge The Hofbräuhaus in St. Petersburg faces eviction lawsuit over late rent
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Looks like things aren't all pints and paddles over at the Hofbräuhaus in St. Petersburg.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that the German beer hall concept may be evicted due to a lawsuit filed by property owner WG St. Pete LLC. The lawsuit claims that the leasee of the Hofbräuhaus property at 123 4th St. S. in downtown St. Petersburg — Michigan's Big Boy Franchise Management — broke the lease after "falling behind on rent in August." 

According to the lawsuit, attorneys for WG St. Pete LLC attempted to recover rent and late fees amounting to $42,500. The sum went unpaid.

"Tenant has refused or otherwise failed to pay the rentals due and still refuses or otherwise fails to do so,” says the Times' reporting on the lawsuit. “Tenant also refuses … to surrender the leased property.”

According to the report, Hofbräuhaus received a “notice of acceleration” from WG St. Pete LLC's attorneys who gave five days to pay $7.1 million (the total that Hofbräuhaus owners "would have paid in rent through the end of the lease agreement"). The lawsuit seeking money and eviction was filed by WG St. Pete LLC after the request.

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