Landlord sues infamous nightclub over rent
The millionaire owner of an infamous Queensland nightclub building has taken his very public fight with his nightclub-operator tenant to court, suing them for rental arrears dating back over eight months.
Bada Bing Holdings Pty Ltd, as trustee for the family trust of Melbourne accountant David Brandi, filed his lawsuit claiming $268,000 in damages in the District Court in Southport last Thursday, court records show.
Mr Brandi's company - which owns Sin City on Orchid Ave Surfers Paradise - alleges operator Rockbah Pty Ltd, run by Stephen Geraghty, owes rental arrears dating back to September 13 last year.
The claim alleges that Rockbah signed a ten-year lease four years ago agreeing to pay an annual rent of $645,700 for the club, which is best known for hosting athlete Usain Bolt during the Commonwealth Games.
Bada Bing Holdings took the case to court after an official demand for payment of the $268,000 by April 21 was futile, the claim states.
Bada Bing Holdings bought the building in July 2016 for $5.2m from cocaine supplier Jamie Pickering.
Bada Bing bought the building knowing that it had a tenant on a ten year lease, the claim states.
No date has been set for hearing and no defence has been filed.
Aside from being a nightclub owner, Mr Brandi is perhaps best known as a serial buyer of homes renovated on The Block.
Originally published as Landlord sues infamous nightclub over rent