HERE IS THE COMMENT LEFT BY OWNER OF TINI, LEISAH:
Yes, Anonymous, the rent WAS going to be raised at tini upon extension of the lease. You're probably going to deny that an extortion fee, I mean key money fee of $18,000 was also not demanded before any new negotiation of a continuation of lease would even be considered. You need to identify yourself if you're going to tell a lie. Would you like to see some documentation on the subject genius?
owner of Tini
We have just heard that Tini will be leaving their current location!
After Lenell's, yet another example of a landlord, or in this case the sub-landlord, outrageously raising the rent.
Thankfully they will not be gone for good. Tini will be moving up the block to Pioneer street (to their catering space), leaving the Good Fork to stand alone on Van Brunt between Beard and Coffey streets
But one may wonder what landlords are expecting out of this. By pushing out these businesses, are they really expecting others to open up in such times?
On Columbia street, Vayu Yoga was driven out by rising rents as well. This happened late last Spring. The space has been empty since then. Was losing almost a year of rent what the landlord had in mind?