The nonprofit Mission Inn Foundation filed suit against the Historic Mission Inn Corp. Oct. 27 in an attempt to maintain their tenancy at Riverside’s historic hotel. The Corporation had sent the Foundation a 30-day notice to vacate their rented property on Sept. 29. The company argues that the existing lease is legally impossible to renew, and that the Foundation rejected attempts to negotiate new leases. The Foundation argues that the existing lease can be renewed, and that they renewed it in time.
The Foundation was incorporated in 1976, with attorney Arthur Littleworth as the founding president. At the time, the Mission Inn was owned by Riverside’s