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WARWICK â€” The Erinakes name has been synonymous with performing arts and entertainment within East Greenwich for nearly a century.
However, a prominent member of that family is now in court against the group currently overseeing operations of the local theater regarding the mortgage of the building.
In a lawsuit filed in Kent County Superior Court on July 22, Stephan G. Erinakes is suing the Odeum Corporation and three relatives of his over the â€śvalidity and enforceability of a promissory note and a mortgage made by the Odeum Corporationâ€ť regarding the Greenwich Odeum Theater located at 59 Main St.
In 2012, a group of residents in town formed to help reopen the historic venue and, according to court documents, the board of directors of the Odeum Corporation â€śquestioned the enforceability of the promissory note and mortgageâ€ť held by Erinakes â€“ who was no longer on the Odeumâ€™s board of directors â€“ on the property of the theater.
For more of this story pick up a copy of The East Greenwich Pendulum.