Simon Property Group Sues Gap for Failing to Pay Rent During Pandemic

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis-based mall owner Simon Property Group has sued Gap Inc. for refusing to pay rent for stores temporarily closed during the coronavirus pandemic, according to The Wall Street Journal. The retailer owes three months of rent amounting to nearly $66 million. The lawsuit was filed in Delaware state court. Both Banana Republic and Old Navy fall under the Gap umbrella of brands. Gap is one of Simon’s biggest tenant in terms of rent. Simon has 412 stores that are leased to Gap, Banana Republic or Old Navy within its portfolio nationwide, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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