Landlord serves creamery with suit for rent

David Yates Sep. 17, 2007, 8:35am

It may be known for serving West End residents with decadent frozen desserts, but now its Cold Stone Creamery's turn to be served.

The management of Parkdale Crossing strip center is suing Cold Stone for not paying its rent, claiming the ice cream shop owes more than $26,000 in back rent.

The company filed its breach of contract suit with the Jefferson County District Court on Sept. 14.

According to the plaintiff's original petition, as of Sept. 1, Cold Stone owes $26,603.49 in back rent. The creamery pays a monthly rental charge of $6, 867.83.

Parkdale Crossing has made a demand in writing to Cold Stone for payment. But the creamery has failed to comply, the suit said.

Parkdale Crossing is suing for actual damages, interest and court costs.

The company is represented by attorney Karen Bennett of the Germer Gertz law firm.

According to the firm's Web site, Bennett, a University of Texas at Arlington graduate, specializes in products liability, personal injury, family law, pharmaceutical and toxic tort litigation.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th Judicial District, will preside over the case.

Case No. B180-030

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