Lexington, KY - Lawsuits regarding a structure built by the RJ Corman Railroad Company on leased land owned by the Lexington Center has been settled and the building will be removed.
A lawsuit was originally filed claiming the Corman company was in breach of its lease because it was not running a Lexington version of the popular My Old Kentucky Dinner Train based in Bardstown out of the facility erected last year adjacent to a Corman railyard between Manchester Street and Main Street in downtown Lexington. In August, Corman announced a Lexington Dinner Train would begin service but the suit remained in tact.
Late Tuesday a release from the Lexington Center Corporation (LCC) stated lawsuits between RJ Corman Railroad Company/Central Kentucky Lines, LLC and LCC have been dismissed and a settlement agreement has been reached.
The settlement stipulates that under an amended lease, RJ Corman Railroad Property, LLC agrees to remove the glass and steel structure with spires reminiscent of horse barns currently on LCC property within a two-year period. The agreement also stipulates that LCC refund all rents collected under the Lease during the first 12 months of operation; the lease agreement governing the rail spur activities will remain intact.
According to LCC Board Chairman Brent Rice, “We’re pleased to have reached a resolution to this matter and we are happy Lexington residents and visitors, alike, can still look forward to enjoying the RJ Corman Dinner Train.”
Craig King, president of the R.J. Corman Railroad Group, LCC said he is pleased that the parties have reached an agreement in which each of their respective interests have been adequately accommodated.