Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Red Hook's Tini to move out!!

Update 02/13: IT SEEMS WE WERE ON THE RIGHT STORY AFTER ALL.
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?
Leisah
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?

4 comments:

Rafi said...

It's heart breaking really. Our neighborhood lost a treasure when it lost Vayu Yoga and now Lenell's, too. Who are these landlords? Do they even live in this neighborhood? My assumption is that they do not. They are extremely out of touch with the reality here.

Anonymous said...

Tini's rent hasn't been raised.

brooklynpix said...

I knew about LeNell's, but Tini, too?! See my post for today.

Anonymous said...

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?

Leisah
owner of tini