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Court order over code violations could close businesses

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A court order requires two long-time Des Moines businesses on Ingersoll Avenue to close at the end of June if their landlord does not bring the properties up to code.

Hagar's Manhattan Deli and the Greenwood Lounge would have to close under the court order brought by the city.

City officials say the threat is a last resort after years of trying to get owner Andy Lee to fix parking and sidewalk violations at the site.

Lee did not respond requests for comment.

Despite the deadline, Fred Hagar, whose family owns the deli, says he isn't worried. He's confident that the city will find a compromise before forcing his business to close July 1.

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