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City rejects deal from Mahogany's owner

Mahogany's at The Banks. (File) Mahogany's at The Banks. (File)

The city of Cincinnati has declined a deal proposed by Mahogany's owner Liz Rogers, who asked the city to forgive her $35,000 debt.

Rogers' attorney, Robert Croskery, sent a letter to Cincinnati proposing that back payments on her $300,000 loan with the city be forgiven.

In turn for forgiveness, Croskery indicated Rogers would not sue the city, claiming she could so on the grounds of fraud, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract and discrimination.

The city is saying no to the deal, however there has been no formal vote on the forgiving loan.

Rogers is $35,000 dollars behind on the city's $300,000 taxpayer loan for opening Mahogany's at The Banks in 2012. The restaurant was briefly shut down in August for unpaid state sales tax before Rogers closed the doors again last week.

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