Media Borough settles for $30,000 with Brodeur’s
At the October 21st Borough Council Legislative meeting, Borough Council voted to unanimously accept the item titled “Ratification of Mutual Release Agreement for Former Tenant at 1 West State Street.”
The “former tenant” is, of course, Dan Brodeur of “Brodeur’s.” Last November, Mr. Brodeur shut down his restaurant, and moved out equipment and supplies without notifying the Borough.
An anonymous source to Media, PA News indicated that Brodeur’s employees had to meet their manager at the local Wawa in order to pick up their final paychecks.
Media, PA News retrieved the document, which outlined the terms of settlement between the Borough of Media, and Mr. Dudley, Inc. the business which ran Brodeur’s:
- Brodeur must pay the borough $30,000 before August 16th, 2010 (which has passed)
- Upon receipt of the $30,000, the Media Borough will discontinue any legal action against Brodeur’s business Mr. Dudley, Inc.
Both parties agreed not to talk to the media about the agreement:
The document was signed by:
- Pete Alyanakian, Borough Council President
- Daniel J. Brodeur
- David J. Brodeur
And was witnessed by:
- Jeffrey A. Smith, Borough Manager
- Two illegible signatures
- Harmony D. Davis, a Notary Public in the State of Florida
While Media Borough finally received their $30,000 in back rent, apparently they did not recoup the legal fees accrued suing Brodeur for breaking the lease.
Despite the wording of the document which states, “The terms of this Release shall be kept confidential by the parties, their employees …”, Media Borough Manager Jeffrey Smith indicated that once the document had been ratified by Borough Council, it became a public document, and verified that the Borough Solicitor has confirmed this fact.