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November 25, 2014

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Judge to rule in rent dispute between pizzeria, Tivoli Village

A resolution is in sight in a two-year rent dispute between the owners of Radio City Pizzeria and the slowly developing Tivoli Village at Queensridge.

Clark County District Court Judge Gloria Sturman this week is expected to decide a lawsuit filed against the Summerlin-area shopping center, which is accused of locking its former tenant out of its retail space in August 2012.

In a complaint filed days after the lockout, Radio City’s owners accused Tivoli of fraud and breach of contract for allegedly promising that the pizza shop would be located near several national retail chain stores, including Apple, Victoria’s Secret and Michael Kors stores. Radio City was also told residents would be living nearby, the suit alleges.

Radio City said that because the shopping center didn’t deliver that tenant mix or finish building the property, the pizzeria didn’t get the promised business and the terms of its lease was broken.

Tivoli eventually locked Radio City’s owners out of the shop because they didn’t pay the money their landlord demanded.

Boulevard Group LLC, which owns Radio City, is seeking damages in excess of $10,000 and wants to get back furniture and equipment it left inside its retail space at Tivoli after being locked out.​

A bench trial in the case is scheduled to continue through Friday, according to court records.

The company, owned by relatives of the late Dr. Elias Ghanem, has since opened a new Radio City location in the Fremont East District.

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