Hairdresser, butcher bury the hatchet in Buzz Aspen suit |

Hairdresser, butcher bury the hatchet in Buzz Aspen suit

Charles Agar
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” An Aspen hairdresser and butcher have settled their recent lawsuit over downtown rental space.

In May, John Frye, owner of AMS Enterprises and The Butcher’s Block in Aspen, sued Erin Connolly, owner of Buzz Aspen, alleging she wouldn’t leave even though her lease was up.

But the two parties settled the case July 9, said Connolly’s attorney, Cindy Tester.

Connolly, whose business is located above The Butcher’s Block, will stay at the location until Nov. 1 as long as she pays rent, according to Tester.

After that, she will move on, Tester said.

“It was a very nice mediation,” she said, adding that both sides were cooperative.

Connolly’s counterclaims, however, are pending and are currently in mediation, Tester said.

In the countersuit, Connolly denied Frye’s allegations, claiming she has a verbal agreement for a five-year lease and that Frye has harassed and threatened her.

“We’re still talking,” Tester said, adding that there have been discussions of a paid settlement to Connolly. “Certainly there’s always room for discussion.”

Frye could not be reached for comment.

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