A Chicago judge last week issued a temporary restraining order meant to allow the display of a Budweiser banner on a building just outside the home of the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field. The sign had been covered with a tarp following a contract dispute between Anheuser-Busch and the owner of the building.
Above: Wrigley’s Budweiser building. Below: The tarp.
The owner claims the Bud folks failed to make their quarterly $86,000 rent payment for the sign. The Bud folks claim they didn’t receive an invoice for the payment. The judge — a White Sox fan — said the sign should be displayed, and with any luck, he’ll “see the sign when the White Sox play the Cubs in the World Series.”
As far as The Thirsty Beagle is concerned, this issue could have been solved with a telephone call, not a lawsuit.
-Building owner: “Hey, did you guys get the invoice?”
-Building owner: “OK, you owe me $86,000.”
Done deal. No courts, no lawyers, no judges. In fact, we should have The Thirsty Beagle taking on all sorts of conflicts. But getting the Cubs into the World Series? I’m not sure I can help there.