Gap Sued For Back Rent On Midtown Store As Retail Sales Plummet

Gap has been sued for more than half a million dollars in nonpayment of rent for one of its stores on 6th Avenue in midtown. According to a lawsuit filed Monday in Manhattan federal court by landlord 48th Americas LLC, the company did not pay April or May rent for its store at 1212 Avenue of the Americas, as the coronavirus pandemic swept New York and non-essential retail stores were ordered shut by Governor Andrew Cuomo. 48th Americas says Gap owes them $530,334: April and May rent at $264,190 monthly, two months of water bills totaling $1,171, and snow removal charges of $783. The landlord is also asking for $20,000 in attorney fees. The location houses a Gap, babyGap, GapKids, and GapBody. Read more at Gothamist.