Contractor sues Junk/Red Onion in Aspen
September 11, 2009
ASPEN – Hansen Construction filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Junk/Red Onion LLC, seeking payment of $166,583 that the contractor claims it is owed for work at the still-vacant restaurant space in downtown Aspen.
According to the lawsuit, Hansen Construction has done $321,034 worth of work at the Cooper Avenue Mall space and had been paid $154,451 by June 30. The company is seeking the balance of what it is owed, according to the suit.
Restaurateur Scott DeGraff’s Junk/Red Onion LLC was let out of the lease for the venerable restaurant/bar space, which has been remodeled, earlier this summer. Hansen’s lawsuit claims the company was doing work for Junk/Red Onion LLC as the tenant of the space at the time.
Hansen had filed a lien in June against Junk/Red Onion LLC for $293,620.
Lawsuits involving more than $1 million in claims have been filed against DeGraff’s companies, Fun Worldwide LLC and Junk/Red Onion LLC. The suits involve work done at the Red Onion building and DeGraff’s Snowmass Village businesses, Liquid Sky and Junk in Base Village.