Closing up shop: Eminent domain hits store hard
Repair project leaves business to struggle
- Duration 4:14
- Date Jul 18, 2012
Repair project leaves business to struggle
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I'm glad to market.
In New Jersey has been a staple in its community initially opening over a hundred years ago but now the market he's being forced to close its doors after the county.
Closed in nearby bridge they said was needed repair would be closed for three months maybe they're not really.
Main problem construction issues and complications turn the bridge repair into a one year project plus.
And our next guests say.
That has ruined their business stress right now the property owners of the new Gladstone market Kathleen and in Escalante good morning to you.
Thanks for having a -- -- at the end of the -- we've got Anthony -- appeal.
And eminent domain attorney -- Steve.
All right see you guys spec in 2008 this is the American dream you're gonna buy that place and you were gonna turn around and live the dream.
The small business owners we really excited about it from adorable hundred you -- building and we went -- and worked.
Really hard to change it and here.
-- it together day and night.
And then them.
And the mechanic came knocking on the door and they said hey that bridge over there right next -- we've got to fix it.
And they told to what about how long it's gonna take.
334 months at best.
And there was a year.
And the problem and you know we get the same problem going on here in New York City right now where they're building a new subway occur.
Is that all the businesses next to the construction here in New York -- Half of them are absolutely shattered and so as soon as they started.
Lose business people take different -- especially since we're on a driving -- not a walking -- right.
Haven't we we also lost our friends that live on the other side of the bridge -- all the people from the neighbor they could -- -- pistons can come in the morning.
All the kids that would go to the bucks at school.
And even in the afternoon the same things that we lost that whole life of the of the street and just went away.
They also lost either lost attendance they -- who moved out and what makes -- a little different than those businesses on second avenue.
Is that the construction equipment was actually blocking the driveway which is the main parking area into this this property so.
We were part of that project not just next to -- OK so before.
They said okay we're affixed to bridge the else's they made a very generous offer.
Port for other -- -- -- your business we're gonna give you how much money.
But doesn't -- 9000.
How much would you estimate that bridge repair has cost you so far.
500 -- don't.
And that's were you coming.
You're gonna try to get them some money while the case is pending.
And we hope to be in court soon and -- -- making our -- claim in the case and this has been buried this aside from your businesses have been very hard on you as a couple as well I understand your.
In the process of splitting up.
Now I would imagine you're just looking to sell the place so that you have some money going forward -- -- the plan.
Well we do a buyer in in in waiting and we're actually about the clothes so that's good news -- -- -- a long -- to find a -- Steve and the price the cell prices much lower than what they paid for invested in this property.
It's just -- for him.
We we had a statement from the county attorney's office says -- the property had direct access to main street throughout the construction and the detour was less than a thousand feet as a result any damages are not.
Recoverable in a condemnation.
-- that that's what they say what what's the moral of the story here for other businesses who.
Could in the future be impacted like this.
You know simple sake -- is different situations or numerous small town we're big city that is different traffic just be where.
Yeah definitely and also I think you know and I think -- American dream when people really say we really.
Put everything into this and worked so hard to get a Conan really was and it was going well.
And -- was only two years and then -- everything stopped and I did stop in and awful thing about it is you -- say the bridge was okay.
Didn't really need to be fixed.
A Tennessee Kathleen Delonte we thank you very much good luck to you this -- -- -- thank you for -- thanks for -- -- appreciate -- good --