Michael Burks, owner of Missoula Maulers hockey club and Garden of Read’n bookstore in Montana, is suing Southgate Mall Associates for allegedly refusing to rent space for his Christian bookstore. Burks was previously using the space for his hockey store, but due to the business’s seasonal limitations, requested to change the area into a Garden of Read’n Christian bookstore in the summer. The mall allegedly refused his request, overlooking Burks’ profitability concerns for the hockey store in warm months, and also allegedly demanded rent for the space though Burks had vacated the store, and was kept from accessing it.

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