Chehalis Drops Yard Birds Shopping Center Lawsuit


The City of Chehalis has voluntarily dismissed a lawsuit against the owners of the Yard Birds Shopping Center, according to a news release from the city. 

Originally filed in May of 2022, the lawsuit came about after the mall failed to come into compliance with a number of city code violations ranging from electrical issues stemming from a cryptocurrency mining operation set up in the building to lack of a proper sprinkler system. 

Specifically, the lawsuit was filed against Peat LLC and R&D Research & Development LLC. Then, in November of 2022, the remaining tenants and businesses were evicted from Yard Birds. Since then, the owners have made improvements and brought the building back into code compliance, according to the city.

“The investment and commitment made by the owners to bring the property to its current state is recognized and appreciated, as is their cooperation throughout the process,” the city stated in the release.