According to court records, C&P Family Farms Restaurants LLC, CnK Denver Inc., Craig Caldwell, Zuned Khan and Rashad Khan are suing Katina Gatchis for among other things, infringing on the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights.
DENVER — A Capitol Hill property owner is accused of denying a father and son the opportunity to sublease her property because they’re Muslim, according to a lawsuit filed in Denver in April of this year.
According to the complaint, the father and son are U.S. citizens and own a successful restaurant in Boulder.
According to court records, C&P Family Farms Restaurants LLC, CnK Denver Inc., Craig Caldwell, Zuned Khan and Rashad Khan are suing Katina Gatchis for, infringing on the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights, among other things.
The story about the complaint became public over the weekend, when another news organization published the allegations.
Caldwell leased the restaurant space at 9th Avenue and Corona Street in 2016 from Katina Gatchis. But by 2017, Caldwell wanted to leave the neighborhood and the Khans were interested in subleasing.
Gatchis would have to approve the deal.
According to the complaint, Gatchis made statements to Caldwell saying she would not allow him to sublease to the Khans because “he needed to find a good and decent person for the lease.”
Gatchis also told Caldwell, according to the complaint, the person had to “be American”.
The plaintiffs’ attorney the law firm of Rahod Mohamedbhai LLC said Caldwell recorded his conversations with Gatchis and her son.