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Kitson Melrose NOT Opening

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Den of trendiness Kitson was planning an 8,000-square-foot boutique for 8600 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, but a legal skirmish between the retailer and landlord B&B Investment Corp. is making the deal a no-go. California Apparel News reports: "...lawyers for Kitson filed a suit in Los Angeles Superior Court against property landlord B&B Investment Corp. for infractions including fraud, breach of contract and negligence." But then, B&B comes back swinging: "B&B Investment Corp. filed a suit against Kitson on Jan. 25. It denied the retailer’s charges and alleged that Kitson did not do its homework on the property’s zoning and had not paid its $70,000 rent for December 2007." The zoning issue? The property is only zoned for wholesale and showrooms, not retail, which means major parking issues. Whoops! But West Hollywood is not out of the clear yet, as the boutique, which has become paparazzi central on Robertson, is still scouting out the area. [California Apparel News]

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