Tuesday, September 19, 2023 10:45 pm
Downtown Brooklyn (WABC) — It’s a church vs. restaurant battle between two restaurants in downtown Brooklyn.
The constant rearranging and shuffling of services and community programs happens to be an issue at Brooklyn Tabernacle. What is the root of this problem? Who knows what nasty concoction leaked from inside the church.
“It’s a mixture of feces,” said Brian Petry, pastor of Brooklyn Tabernacle. “The sludge in the pipes ferments over time.”
According to the pastor, the contaminated liquid came from a nearby building, specifically the Dallas BBQ, which is owned by Thor Equities.
The restaurant is located above the church basement where children gather in the gym and theater.
The problem appears to have started back in 2019, when a judge ordered the restaurant to make necessary repairs to the pipes.
But with water still dripping from the ceiling, the church’s lawyers have now filed a motion to get the court to intervene again.
“The severity and frequency of incidents are increasing,” said Leah Vickers, an attorney at the Brooklyn Tabernacle Center. “Just this summer, we had a three-week series of leaks.”
The church has repeatedly footed the bill to clean up messes they say have cost millions.
“Why should we waste our little money cleaning up your mess,” said one parishioner, Daniel Arbeeny.
Eyewitness News reached out to Toll Stocks and the restaurant but did not receive a response.
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