Gazit Horizons, which owns the newish retail building between Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the Greenway, the one that wraps around the space where the Faneuil Hall Christmas tree goes, is suing Ann Taylor for the nearly $254,000 it says the women's clothing chain owes for its Loft store there.
In a suit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, Gazit says Ann Taylor hasn't paid its rent for April, May and June for the roughly 6,000-square-foot space that the chain closed as part of the statewide retail shutdown in March. Gazit wants its money now - plus interest and lawyers' fees.
Yesterday, the BPDA threatened Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp. that it would seek to regain control of the city-owned Faneuil Hall Marketplace if that company didn't begin to help its retailers better weather the Covid-19-forced shutdown and gradual re-opening. But the BPDA emphasized its concern was with the small, locally owned retailers in the marketplace.