Lower Manhattan catering hall, still wrecked after Sandy, sues landlord to help angry brides

Posted at 9:25 PM, Jan 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-04 10:33:01-05

It’s supposed to be the happiest day of their lives, but thirty-five local brides are scrambling to find a new venue for their big day.

Bridgewaters on Lower Manhattan’s waterfront has been closed since Hurricane Sandy.  Wedding Coordinator Alexis Fine says its been a nightmare to find them new places to celebrate their big day.  “A lot of tears and lot of angry brides,” said Fine just outside Bridgewaters.

She alleges the landlord is holding out on opening up the catering hall not because of damage but to squeeze them out and get a new lease with another business.

A spokesperson for the landlord tells PIX11 News, “We would be very pleased to see Bridgewaters pay us the $2.5MM that it owes and everyone get back to business after the extensive remediation of the Fulton Market Building is completed.” Meantime, forty plus brides are waiting to hear whether their weddings are still on.  Both sides battle the case in court.