Hartsfield Has To Pay Up

Ouch.

As part of a court ruling, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport owes the company that runs the retail shops in the facility’s Atrium $3.3 million because post-September 11 security measures have hurt profits for the stores. Sales in the shops have declined by 23 percent because travelers rush to get in line for security checkpoints rather than browsing in the Atrium shops, according to the lawsuit filed in December 2004. Hartsfield Air Ventures pays the airport about $8 million annually for the space for about 16 shops. Jurors ruled Thursday that the airport should have reduced rent when the new security measures began cutting into sales. The lawsuit had asked for $8.2 million in damages, but the jury agreed on a smaller amount.

2 comments

  1. CobbGOPer says:

    Of course rent wasn’t cut, the corrupt City of Atlanta powers that run the airport have to get paid, don’t they?

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