City Settles with "Sugarbakers"

By: Jon Hardison
By: Jon Hardison

2 small business are set to receive $18,000 from the city of Bowling Green in a settlement that would keep their suit against the city out of court.

The owners of "Sugarbakers" catering company say they received a building permit from the city in May of this year to renovate rental property at 522B State Street. Paula Cook and Pam Camplin say they spent over $15,000 on renovations, but when they returned to get a permit to open up shop in July, the city denied the permit---saying they would be condmening the property for the Lifeskills relocation.

"Sugarbakers" owners asked the city to reimburse them for their expenses or grant and occupany permit, but their attorney says the city refused.

"Sugarbakers" attorney Brent Travelsted notified the city on October 6th that he would sue if the women weren't repaid by October 15th, but late Tuesday afternoon he received a fax from City Attorney Gene Harmon tenatively agreeing to an $18,000 settlement (to cover reimbursement and moving expenses).

Travelsted the money will help cover financial costs, but won't make up for lost time and effort.


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