ROCHESTER — A frozen sprinkler pipe that led to a reported $48,000 in damages to a downtown lodge and cafe has resulted in a lawsuit from Rochester and its former parking ramp operator.

BGD5 Improvement LLC, a Titan Advancement & Investments firm, filed the lawsuit Tuesday, citing damages to its Doubletree Lodge and Pescara Restaurant attributes at 150 S. Broadway Ave.

In accordance to the lawsuit, a sprinkler pipe in the nearby skyway owned by the metropolis and operated by Lanier Parking Holdings, Inc., resulted in a leak with h2o diverted down a set of stairs and into the professional qualities.

By way of the court docket submitting by Dunlap and Seeger attorney Ken Schueler, BGD5 alleges the city was negligent in its obligation to manage the skyway’s rooftop heating unit and drinking water line. It also states Lanier was made mindful of small skyway temperatures prior to the incident.

“First, Lanier stated it would change up the heat,” the lawsuit states. “Second, Lanier mentioned the skyway’s rooftop heating unit was down and that it experienced named a assistance company.”

The assets operator reportedly requested Lanier close the skyway doorways major into the hotel, but the doors remained open up.

The lawsuit states the incident resulted in at least $48,000 in harm, and the business is trying to find to recoup the expense, with the opportunity for a better total to be awarded by the court.

The town has not filed a legal response to the lawsuit, but current civil scenarios have been turned above to the Minneapolis-primarily based Greene Espel Regulation Firm to characterize the city.