Bar brawl over rent

Feb 12, 2013

The folks at Toby Keith's I Love this Bar and Grill have more than hamburgers and beers on their plates. According to court filings, the restaurant hasn't been paying its rent.

An affiliate of The Banks developer is filing suit against the restaurant's owners. Court documents allege Toby Keith's hasn't paid rent since November of last year. The monthly rent is $41,066.67.

The developer is asking for all rents, payments, fines and other related costs.

Our partner, WCPO, reports an attorney for Toby Keith's says the rent is being held in escrow. He says the Banks violated a lease agreement not to recruit competing venues.

The bar and grill was one of the first major tenants to sign onto the Banks development.