Anthony Vince Nail Spa sues Shops at Worthington Place mall owner for ‘breach of contract’

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Anthony Vince Nail Spa, a nail-spa brand with a location at the Shops at Worthington Place, 7227 N High St., Suite 108, in Worthington, has filed a lawsuit against landlord Direct Retail Partners regarding the developer’s plans to rebrand the mall into the High North project.  

Represented by Atom Law Group in Chicago, Anthony Vince is suing for “breach of contract and breach of good faith and fair dealing” and alleges that Direct Retail Partners is “using the pandemic crisis to exploit its commercial tenants,” according to March 23 a news release from Atom Law Group.  

Anthony Vince is seeking damages of more than $1 million it had invested into the property, which it opened April 26, 2019, the suit stated. Direct Retail Partners, which acquired the mall nine months later from Worthington Square Ventures LLC, is seeking to remove the case to federal court and have it dismissed. 

Direct Retail Partners is seeking a planned-unit-development designation to begin development of the High North Project, a proposed rebranded mixed-use site at the current Shops at Worthington Place. According to the lawsuit, only a portion of currently leased restaurant and retail space at the mall would remain. 

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