World of Beer pulls out at The Greene

A recent lawsuit filed by The Greene Town Center against an expected new tenant portends the “end of the world,” as in World of Beer, for the heralded newcomer, court documents reveal.

What was going to be the first-in-the-Dayton-area “World of Beer” tavern has been put on hold after the Tampa, Fla.-based restaurant chain dropped its plans for a new location at the mall in July, leading the mall’s property manger, Olshan Properties, to file suit for wrongful termination of a 10-year-lease, according to a complaint filed in Greene County common pleas court.

World of Beer, which offers 50 to 60 craft beers on tap and more than 500 beers from around the world in bottle, was expected to open this fall or winter in a 4,300-square-foot space near The Greene’s front entrance on Indian Ripple Road.

But in a the complaint filed Aug. 17, Olshan said World of Beer informed mall operator’s in July that it was terminating its lease at the mall, which is seeking more than $25,000 in damages for lost rent and sales.

According to the complaint, World of Beer contendes it was no longer bound by the lease, which it signed on July 2, 2015, because The Greene was still in the process of building out the space it was required to deliver within a year of signing the lease agreement. However, Olshan said it never received the archituecture drawings necessary to necessary to complete the space and meet its lease obligation.

Neither Olshan nor World of Beer could be reached for comment.

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