Lucky Supermarkets Bankruptcy Triggers Over $1M in Liens Against Retail Developer
Contractors file numerous claims for pay over Clearwater, Fla. project
Contractors building a new Clearwater, Fla. store for the Lucky supermarket chain have filed more than $1 million in liens against the property owner following the parent company's late January bankruptcy filing.
The store appears to have been intended as an anchor tenant of a shopping center developed by Gulf To Bay LLC.
Lucky filed for protection under Chapter 11 in federal bankruptcy court in Delaware on Jan. 27. The Niwot, Colo.-based chain plans to shutter 32 of 39 stores in 10 states.
The liens came to light on the website of Levelset, a firm that provides payment and lien management services through cloud-based software. It recently introduced a public payment practice rating system.
Berkeley, Mich.-based Snyder General Construction Inc. placed one of the biggest liens, $901,761 for unpaid bills for labor, materials and services. The firm, with a $2.6 million contract, could not be reached for comment.
Another creditor is J. Raymond Construction Corp., Longwood, Fla. It says it is owed $900,649. The company declined requests for comment.
Three other companies, Douglasville, Ga.-based Seasons-4 Inc., Fort Worth, Texas-based KPS Global LLC, and St. Petersburg, Fla.-based D. Clark Electric Inc., each placed liens of $150,000 or less for HVAC equipment, cold storage panels and electrical construction and supplies.