Tenant Can Remove Trade Fixtures When Evicted

Facts: A coffee shop tenant entered into a commercial lease with a leasing company. After the tenant moved in, it made numerous structural improvements, including a 22-foot serving bar. The bar top was built with wood given to the tenant by the leasing company in exchange for a promise that the wood would remain on the premises. A year later, the tenant was evicted for unpaid rent. When the tenant moved out, it removed the bar.

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