Allegheny Co. property owners claim Hitchhiker Brewing is a neighborhood nuisance

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 11, 2019

PITTSBURGH — Property owners are suing a pub and its owners, citing alleged nuisance and negligence.

Adele Nalevanko and Jason Sheraw filed a complaint on Jan. 2 in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County against Hitchhiker Brewing, Co.; Hitchhiker Holdings LLC; Grand View Development LP; and the Municipality of Mt. Lebanon alleging the defendants breached their duty to operate a business in a manner that was not disruptive and protect the private property rights of all nearby residents.

According to the complaint, since defendants opened its liquor business in 2016 and began permitting patrons to consume alcoholic beverages outside of its building, plaintiff claims defendants prevented them from enjoying their home, and especially the exterior deck area of their home due to defendants' customers loitering on the public sidewalks that are near plaintiffs' residential property. 

Furthermore, plaintiff claims defendants has violated the liquor code when it permits noises to disturb a nearby residential neighborhood. 

The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to maintain noise at reasonable levels; failed to monitor or regulate the unruly behavior of its patrons; and failed to conduct necessary inspections at the business property prior to permitting to operate a brew pub/storage facility.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for damages in excess of $35,000, plus costs and preliminary and injunctive relief. They are represented by Robert Goldman of Pittsburgh.

The Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County Case No. is GD-19-000026.

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