By Jose Lambiet, GossipExtra.com, Special to SouthFloridaReporter.com, July 22, 2015 – PALM BEACH — America’s Got Talent judge Howard Stern is getting a lesson in the difficulties of doing business in South Florida.
The saga of the satellite shock jock’s fancy Palm Beach mansion is reaching a crescendo this week with a third lien filed against Stern’s property at 601 North County Road in Palm Beach
Stern has been staying away from the controversy so far, but Palm Beach County records show Leeds Custom Designer, a Palm Beach Gardens kitchen cabinet-maker, is the third subcontractor over the past week claiming it hasn’t been paid in full for work done on Stern’s house!
Leeds filed a lien in Palm Beach County court for $23,611.57. The company had a $926,466.71-contract for brand new cabinet in Stern’s beachfront mansion, and the last payment was due in April.
That check has’t come.
In addition to liens from Lake Park concrete specialist Shellco Construction and Lake Worth drywall installer Drymension Group, the unpaid bills on Stern’s renovation total about $67,200 so far.
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Stern and his leggy wife Beth paid $52 million for the property in 2013. Then, partly because Beth complained that her closet in their 18,000-square-foot mansion was too small, the Sterns decided to spend another $10 million on renovations that included a 1,000-square-foot closet for her clothes and shoes.
Now that the work is nearly finished, some bills obviously still have to get settled.