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That's a lot of chicken wing baskets to sell
By Times Staff Writer
Published March 6, 2008
You can get a basket of 12 wings at the Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar at Gulf View Square for $7.99. So if we do a little math, it appears Buffalo Wild Wings needs to sell 14,322 baskets to pay the $114,431.78 the mall says it owes in back rent and sales tax. That's why Gulf View Square is trying to evict the tenant, according to a lawsuit filed in Pinellas-Pasco circuit court against the franchise's owner, Suncoast Restaurants LLC. Buffalo Wild Wings opened at the mall in June 2004. But the suit says it hasn't paid the $15,688.84 in rent and sales tax due on the first of each month since July 2007. The franchise also ignored a Jan. 29 letter demanding that it pay in full or get out, the suit said. Simon Property Group, the mall's parent company, declined to comment on the case Wednesday. No one from Buffalo Wild Wings or Suncoast Restaurants returned calls for comment. Buffalo Wild Wings is still open in the mall with eight big projection TVs. You can still get 10 percent off your order with a mall receipt - but then it would take 15,915 baskets to pay the mall off.
Woman arrested after her dog killed
About 1 p.m. Tuesday, Brooke Pellicer heard barking and growling in her back yard on Blossom Drive. She went outside and found her pit bull fresh from killing her neighbor's Jack Russell terrier, a Sheriff's Office report said. Pellicer, 23, told deputies she put her dog inside, then came out to find the neighbor, 46-year-old Judith Dobson, standing in her own back yard holding a silver handgun and yelling threats to kill Pellicer and her dog. Dobson, of 4725 Blossom Drive, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She admitted yelling at Pellicer but denied having the handgun. Deputies found it under blankets on a bed, the report says. Dobson was still in the Pasco County jail Wednesday, held in lieu of $5,000 bail.
Alli Gators won't have to pay for line
Aloha Utilities lost its bid to force the owner of Alli Gators Florida Grill & Bar to pay for the construction of a reclaimed water line. The Florida Public Service Commission on Tuesday went with a staff recommendation that said Warren Dunphy of Real Management should not have to spend up to $300,000 to build a 2,000-foot line serving not only his restaurant at Little Road just north of State Road 54, but also several nearby properties, including a Wal-Mart Supercenter. A report prepared by commission staff called Aloha's request "unreasonable."