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Downtown Condo Sues Denny's For $10M To Stop Chain From Opening

By Irene Plagianos | June 7, 2013 2:56pm | Updated on June 7, 2013 3:02pm
 The condo board at 150 Nassau Street is suing to stop Denny's from opening in its building.
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FINANCIAL DISTRICT — The residents of luxury Downtown condo building 150 Nassau St., have slapped cheap-eats chain Denny’s with a $10 million lawsuit, hoping to block the plan for “America’s diner “ to open its first New York City outpost in the ground-floor space of their landmarked high-rise.

Tenants of the upscale building, who’ve long griped that the fast-food giant had no place in their quiet — and pricey — home, claim in their suit, first reported by The Real Deal, that the 24-hour restaurant will draw unwanted hordes of rowdy customers.

“In stark contrast to the dignity and storied character of this quiet, residential, family-oriented building, Denny’s is a fast food chain synonymous with a late night party atmosphere, as well as drunk, disorderly, violent and criminal conduct,” said the complaint, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court Thursday, according to The Real Deal.

As DNAinfo New York first reported in March, the eatery signed a lease last year for the ground-floor spot at 150 Nassau St. — a 24-story high-rise home to multi-million dollar apartments that sits across the street from City Hall.

Denny’s recently withdrew its bid for a beer and wine liquor license amid the firestorm of complaints.

The 150 Nassau residents are asking to block Denny’s opening, and seeking up to $10 million in legal fees and damages, according to The Real Deal.

Denny’s representatives, and lawyers for 150 Nassau condo board, did not immediately return calls.