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4th Street Live sues former tenant Ri Ra Irish Pub over unpaid rent

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The operators of 4th Street Live filed a lawsuit Monday seeking nearly $400,000 in unpaid rent from Ri Ra Irish Pub, which closed in September 2013.

The suit by Louisville Galleria LLC – an affiliate of 4th Street Live owner the Cordish Co. – says RiRa Louisville LLP and its general partner and personal guarantor John W. Luther failed to pay monthly rent of $17,250 beginning in May 2013.

The pub opened in December 2008 under a 10-year lease, according to the lawsuit, filed in Jefferson Circuit Court.

Its space on the first floor of 4th Street Live is still without a permanent tenant. It's currently being used for ticket sales to the holiday ice rink at the downtown entertainment venue.

Ri Ra, which has 10 pubs around the country, sought to create an authentic Irish atmosphere and even imported the wood for its main bar from Northern Ireland, according a 2008 Business First story.

Luther and the Ri Ra operating company have a New Canaan, Connecticut address, according to the lawsuit. WDRB could not obtain contact information for them on Wednesday.

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