July 1, 2013 |

Restaurant closes after landlord dispute

By Pizza Today


Mama Mia’s Italian Restaurant in The Woodlands, Texas was forced to closed after an ongoing dispute between the owner and landlord. The operator placed umbrellas in a common area in the front of the restaurant to help block the sun, which violated the terms of the establishment’s lease. According to Your Houston News, the restaurant also violated its lease by placing advertisements on cars in the shopping center parking lot.

The Italian restaurant operator has filed a counter claim that other businesses in the center have tables and umbrellas, as well as place ads on vehicles. Is there a double standard between this landlord and tenant? To get the whole story, click here.

Understanding the terms of a lease agreement can make or break a pizzeria. Check out the articles below for tips on negotiating a lease and recognizing when it’s time to buy.

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