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A tailor shop neighboring Molly Moon's Queen Anne store is suing the ice cream parlor for an intolerable odor that purportedly made employees sick. The Seattle P-I reports that Superb Custom Tailors owner Misook Chung filed a lawsuit in June with the King County Superior Court, asking Molly Moon's and the building's owner for $100 per day for each day "an 'unbearable' smell wafting from the ice creamery" was present inside her business ($46,000 total, plus damages and legal fees.) An attorney for the tailor shop told the P-I, "the stink of rotting milk emanating from Molly Moon's grew so bad that Chung was forced to stop altering wedding dresses."
The foul smell is linked to a plumbing issue that allowed "dairy waste" to collect beneath Chung's store. According to Superb Custom Tailors attorney Robert Mussehl, Chung and her sister suffered from headaches, nausea, and "a general unpleasant and very frustrating effect," from milk waste discarded in a mop sink that drained and pooled into a crawlspace under the tailer shop.
It's not the first time Chung has sued Molly Moon's. A month after the West Galer St. scoop shop launched in 2011, Chung filed a lawsuit because a sign hanging outside the ice cream parlor blocked her tailor shop's signage. The spat was settled outside of court.
Joking that "Chung and her attorney are trying to 'shake the money tree that is Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream,'" owner Molly Moon Neitzel said, "She just likes to sue me."
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