BURLINGTON, Vt. — The developer of a Burlington, Vermont, mall says court delays are costing the project thousands of dollars.

The Free Press reports (http://bfpne.ws/2qrZhMT) that work on the Burlington Town Center has been stalled by an appeal filed by a group of people who oppose the project.

Don Sinex, the property owner, says the center is losing around $270,000 each month. Sinex is now asking the group to post a $25 million bond to offset damages he says he could suffer from delays.

A lawyer for the group says his clients believe the project is too big and that center bypassed a review in environmental court.

Sinex already has contracts with tenants like University of Vermont Medical Center. The developer says court delays are putting those deals in jeopardy.

Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com

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