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Another Chapter for Old City Hall
There’s been another development in the increasingly desperate saga of Tacoma’s Old City Hall. Earlier this month a judge ruled in favor of two former tenants of the building, finding that those tenants not only do not owe back rent to the property owner, but that they are in fact owed moving expenses.
The tenants, Pierce County AIDS Foundation and Tacoma lawyer Peggy Fraychineaud Gross counter-sued property owner Old City Hall LLC after the LLC initially sued them for breaking their leases. The counter suit, which has now been settled in favor of the tenants, claimed that the property owners let the building fall into such a state of disrepair that it was no longer safe, forcing them out of their leases.
The ruling must come as a relief to PCAF and Gross, but they have little hope of seeing any of the damages they’re due, as the LLC has been experiencing financial troubles for some time now.
So, while so many of us love the building, where will it go from here?
Read more on the recent ruling from The News Tribune.
Previously from Exit133: Saving Old City Hall.
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