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Despite Michigan Lawsuit, BreakRoom Brewery Opening Soon in Albany Park

Management had no comment on case, while bar opening appears imminent.

BreakRoom Brewery
BreakRoom Brewery
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The owners of a Michigan bar chain are suing the owner of the yet-to-be-opened BreakRoom Brewery, alleging he never completed woodworking for a Detroit bar.

HopCat is a six-bar chain in Michigan, and their lawsuit alleges that Breakroom founder and owner of bar construction company Heineman Bar Co. Aaron Heineman failed to finish construction of two bars at HopCat's Detroit location. MLive Media Group's got all the details of the lawsuit filed last month. Heineman was supposed to finish work be Dec. 1 and never returned a $60,000 deposit on the work, MLive reports, and HopCat's owners are asking for $180,000 in damages.

BreakRoom's spokeswoman declined comment about the lawsuit. The bar, at one point, was slated for a December opening after originally shooting for January 2014.

Meanwhile, BreakRoom's executive consulting chef Dirk Flanigan said the bar, 2925 W. Montrose Ave., will open very soon and that the kitchen is installed and he's onto placing dishware orders. TV crews were on hand all last week for a Discovery Channel show on the Heineman Bar Co., scheduled to air early this year, which is in the same building as the bar. Heineman's constructed bars for local clients including Revolution Brewing, Gale Street Inn, Old Town Social and Wilde.

Breakroom Brewery

2925 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618 (773) 564-9534