Mendizabal has tried to fix the problem over the last few months, but nothing has worked to the law firm's satisfaction. It appears that the building's landlord, TRT, also plays a role in Mendizabal's woes: "The judge said that venting to the roof would be a way of abatement," he said, but TRT isn't open to that idea.
Over the course of the trial, Steptoe's lawyer, Deborah Baum, got Mendizabal to say that he had signed a lease for another property at 14th and U streets, Northwest. So does Rogue States have a chance of living on in another location?
"I don't know what the future of the company is going to be," Mendizabal said. "We were counting on money from [the current Rogue States]. The rug has been pulled out from under my feet."
Rogue States will officially close at 7 PM today.
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