A laundromat operating out of the Vermont Apartments in Vidor is suing its landlord for allegedly not providing utilities and denying the company access to its equipment.

Coinmach Corp. filed suit against Standard Real Estate on March 22 in Orange County District Court.

Court papers show that on April 13, 2007, Coinmach executed a lease agreement with Asher Properties to operate a coin service laundromat at the Vermont Apartments.

The suit does not state when, but sometime in the last two years Standard Real Estate purchased the property and turned off the gas, water and electric utilities running to the laundry premises.

"In addition, Standard Real Estate has locked the doors and shut down the laundry premises, which contains Coinmach's laundry equipment," the suit states, adding the defendant refuse to honor the lease agreement it had in place with Asher Properties.

Coinmach alleges the defendant breached its contract and is suing for actual damages, plus all court costs.

The company is represented by Daryl Bailey, attorney for the Looper, Reed & McGraw law firm.

The case has been assigned to Judge Pat Clark, 128thJudicial District.

Case No. A100121-c

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