Developers swap lawsuits following work on Scott’s Addition project

Disagreements between two firms working on a building renovation has reached the boiling point.

Two prominent local developers are swapping suits–lawsuits, that is–over disagreements regarding recent work on a building at 3031 Norfolk Street in Scott’s Addition the two entities are working on renovating together. The building, when finished, will house apartments and an Urban Farmhouse Market and Cafe.

From Richmond BizSense:

David Gammino’s City and Guilds Construction and Louis Salomonsky’s SWA Construction have sued each other in separate suits this month. The two companies are at odds over construction on a building formerly owned by Justin French and currently being renovated into one of the neighborhood’s latest apartment developments.

City and Guilds sued SWA Construction on July 3, alleging that the firm, headed by Louis and Stephen Salomonsky, refused to pay for more than $500,000 worth of work Gammino’s company says it performed as a contractor on the Norfolk Street property.

The project, known as the Boulevard Lofts, consists of a 90-unit apartment conversion and construction of a new Urban Farmhouse cafe.

In a suit of its own filed July 18, SWA alleges that City and Guilds “substantially overstated” its applications for payment for its work on the project. SWA’s case claims City and Guilds falsely represented subcontractor billings and requested payment in excess of labor and materials it provided.

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Photo: Richmond BizSense/Burl Rolett

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Trevor Dickerson

Trevor Dickerson loves all things Richmond and manages RVANews’ West of the Boulevard and West End community sites.

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  1. Save the Children on said:

    Hopefully Mr. Salamonsky will be able to put this behind him soon. Then he’ll be free to help promote his humanitarian project, bringing peace and prosperity to that blighted wasteland called Shockoe Bottom.

  2. Anonymous on said:

    Given the previous convictions and investigations of these developers, it is doubtful this will ever get to trial.

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