An Aug. 11 decision by the state Court of Appeals upheld the city of Wauwatosa's 2006 decision to reject an EZMoney Payday Loans store that sought to open at 6502 W. North Ave.
That decision is the latest in a three-year legal dispute between the city and EZCorp Inc. The Texas-based company filed a lawsuit in February 2007 against the city's Board of Zoning Appeals, saying trade district zoning ordinances do not apply to its quick cash loan services. EZCorp said its business falls under a different banking classification than designated in the ordinance.
However, the state court's decision does not necessarily mean an end to the dispute, and for now the long-vacant storefront will remain empty, City Attorney Alan Kesner said in a news release. EZCorp has 30 days to request the state Supreme Court review the decision.
EZCorp's legal department did not immediately respond to a phone call from a reporter seeking comment.
Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.
Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter Get the Newsletter!
- J. Crew Mercantile to open store at The Mayfair Collection (1)
- Art gallery featuring work of at-risk youth opens in Wauwatosa
- Wauwatosa Senior Meals: Week of Aug. 3
- Wednesday house fire causes $100,000 in damage to Tosa home
- Wauwatosa Mystery Photo Contest: July 30
- In Brief: July 30
- Streetscape project moves to Tosa's Common Council (2)
- Wauwatosa woman believed to be oldest in state
- A Wauwatosa artist's unique work will be on display at the Firefly Art Fair
- First Responders Fest "humbling" for Wauwatosa's emergency crew leaders