Months after a bankruptcy that rocked the retail industry, Century 21’s landlord is suing the company for more than $3 million in back rent at its Manhattan flagship store in the Financial District, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in state Supreme Court in Manhattan.
The retailer shuttered all its stores in the fall and laid off hundreds of employees in the process. But according to Mayore Estates, the Moshe Drizin–led partnership that owns 22 Cortlandt. St., a 30-story office building where the department store chain took the bottom six floors, the company still hasn’t completely vacated the space, and it owes rent through this month, the complaint says.
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