The City Centre Mall Association is suing the City
The City Centre Mall Association thinks the city is responsible for replacing the mall's roof, repairing skylights and the silo entrances.
And since the city has resisted spending money on the mall, the association is asking the courts to come to its rescue.
In a lawsuit filed last month, the association also asks that the city be required to repair an uneven concourse floor, drop ceilings and HVAC, plus award $95,000 to the merchants and add "as close as 1,1,40 parking spaces as possible" to make up for spaces lost from construction of City Hall, a restaurant and two banks.
Dr. Mitchel Chess, president of the Mall Association, said he was hesitant to comment because the associations’ lawyers received the city’s initial response to the suit this morning.
City Manager Jason Molino confirmed the city had been served with the suit. He said the city’s attorney will handle the matter in house. He said the action by the mall association "had been expected."
This is at least the third lawsuit that the mall association has filed against the city since the Genesee Country Mall opened 30 years ago.