"With any luck, I'll see the sign when the White Sox play the Cubs in the World Series," Cook County Circuit Judge Martin Agran, a Sox fan, joked in making his ruling.
Agran, in a temporary restraining order Friday, said a dispute between Anheuser-Busch and building owner Tom Gramatis should not obscure the iconic rooftop Budweiser sign Gramatis had covered with a tarp, the Chicago Tribune reported Sunday.
Gramatis, who has owned the building near Wrigley Field since June, said he covered the sign after Anheuser-Busch failed to make its quarterly $86,000 rental payment for the ad.
The beer giant contends Gramatis failed to send the invoice, while Gramatis claims the late payment violated the lease and he wants Anheuser-Busch and its sign out of there so he can find new ad tenants for his roof, the Tribune reported.
UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
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