A Cook County judge has ordered the House of Brides to vacate its store at 15180 S. LaGrange Road in Orland Park by Sept. 1 because the business owes $232,428 in back rent.
Judge Maureen P. Feerick issued an order for possession to Inland Real Estate Corp. on Thursday. A court date has been scheduled for Aug. 30 to discuss attorney fees and any damages that HOB Holding Corp. will owe.
Lawyers at Thursday’s hearing estimated the total amount due could surpass $400,000.
Feerick was not receptive to pleas for an extension by House of Brides owners Dale and Eve Buziecki.
The case began on March 1 when a joint action complaint was filed at the Cook County Courthouse in Bridgeview. At that time, House of Brides was $208,620 in arrears.
A call to the House of Brides store in Orland Park on Friday was not returned.
Inland spokeswoman Nicole Spreck declined to speak about the court decision citing company policy.
A company site plan for Ravinia Plaza has for weeks listed the House of Brides location as “coming available.”
House of Brides Inc. has 10 locations in the Chicago area.
For a look at the court record, click here.
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