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Suit over sign at planned NYC mosque site resolved

September 18, 2013
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Owners of a lower Manhattan building that became a center of controversy over plans for a mosque have resolved a lawsuit claiming a clothing company took its sign down to distance itself from the uproar.

Court records filed Tuesday show the case was closed after everyone involved agreed to drop it.

The building is two blocks from ground zero. The Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp. leased the building until 2008.

Then 45 Park Place Partners LLC bought it. The building began to house Muslim prayers, and plans for a larger Islamic cultural center sparked debate.

Burlington Coat's sign was removed in 2010.

Burlington Coat lawyer Steven Shore said Wednesday neither side paid anything in agreeing to end the case.

The building owners' lawyer didn't immediately return a phone call.



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