Todd English apparently owes nearly a quarter-million to a Charlestown property-owner for rent unpaid while Olives remained dormant after it’s 2010 fire—which reportedly caused about $200,000 worth of damage.
The Boston Globe reported Friday that Carey Realty and City Square Holdings filed a claim this month in Suffolk Superior Court declaring that English owes $723,000 in back rent, and missed payments on the debt in August and September.
The lawsuit also blames the 2010 fire on poor maintenance by the restaurant’s staff.
“The fire was caused by Olive’s negligence in failing to clean the grease from the duct work that served the premises, allowing it to accumulate and become combustible,” the complaint said. “After the fire, Olive continued to default on its monthly payment obligations under the lease.”