Chocolate Shoppe owner promises legal fight over lockout

Locking out the owner of a chocolate ice cream business is bound to make you very unpopular, but that is the situation the new owners of an Atwood Avenue building find themselves in after locking out the owner of Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream.

Chocolate Shoppe CEO Dave Deadman has promised a legal fight against building owner D-Port Properties after D-Port barred his entry into the building, effectively forcing Deadman to close the location, at 2302 Atwood Ave., for the remainder of 2019, according to an article in the Wisconsin State Journal.

In a prepared statement, Deadman says he arrived at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 to discover access had been barred, and he attributed the closing to “the hostility in this new relationship.”

Deadman also contends the Chocolate Shoppe has a valid and current lease.