Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 | 4:26 p.m.
The owners of Radio City Pizzeria, who were locked out of their retail space Monday morning at Tivoli Village at Queensridge in a rent dispute, have filed a lawsuit against the Summerlin-area shopping center.
Court records show Boulevard Group LLC, owners of Radio City Pizzeria, has filed a lawsuit in Clark County District Court against Great Wash Park LLC, the shopping center’s owners. Boulevard is seeking damages in excess of $10,000 and is trying to get back its property in the building.
Radio City, which is planning to open a pizzeria in the growing Fremont East District, was delinquent in paying rent to Tivoli Village, according to a notice posted Monday at on the shop’s exterior, when the locks were changed.
Chris Austin, an attorney for Boulevard, did not want to comment on the lawsuit.
In the lawsuit, the pizza shop owners said that before they entered a lease in 2010 and installed $800,000 worth of furniture, fixtures and equipment, they were told their shop would be located next to several national retail chain stores, including Apple and Michael Kors retail outlets.
The lawsuit also said the pizza shop was told the shopping center would have residents living nearby and would be near a park and recreation area that would have regular family events.
In the lawsuit, the pizza shop owners said because the shopping center didn’t deliver the tenant mix and finish developing the property, they didn’t get the promised business, so the terms of the lease were broken.
Boulevard also disputes the amount of money Great Wash Park says it is owed in its lockout notice and says the shopping center has no right to the equipment in the locked building.
Earlier this month, a proposal by the pizza shop owners to open a new downtown location at 508 Fremont St. was approved by the Las Vegas Planning Commission.