Update on Highland Place?

mbaldwin
author said:
mbaldwin said:
author said:
imonlysleeping said:

The likely reason has been stated here many times. The rent is high and the place needs a lot of work. 
author said:

I would like to know what is holding up the purchase by a new restaurant person.  Maplewood is a hot restaurant destination and you think it would have been snapped up as soon as it went on the market.

Intelligent guesses but not definitive

Then talk to the owners and all the potential buyers.  Analyze their answers to get your definitive results.  

Anyone know the name of the owner?

Google is your friend: http://villagegreennj.com/business/highland-place-landlord-applies-take-liquor-license/


author
mbaldwin said:
author said:
mbaldwin said:
author said:
imonlysleeping said:

The likely reason has been stated here many times. The rent is high and the place needs a lot of work. 
author said:

I would like to know what is holding up the purchase by a new restaurant person.  Maplewood is a hot restaurant destination and you think it would have been snapped up as soon as it went on the market.

Intelligent guesses but not definitive

Then talk to the owners and all the potential buyers.  Analyze their answers to get your definitive results.  

Anyone know the name of the owner?

Google is your friend: http://villagegreennj.com/business/highland-place-landlord-applies-take-liquor-license/

Following the trail to Bizopedia ........I have narrowed the owner to one of 19 Masoud Kians in the New York,  New Jersey area.............this might take a while


ctrzaska

Here's a hint: parking mogul.

Here's a fact: doesn't need the money and can hold out for what he wants.

Here is more info: put a pile of cash into the place already, doesn't really want to put in more, wants a stable long-term tenant.


ridski

author, maybe you can write down your questions and slip them under the door. Let us know when he writes back.


author

All this for a good chili dog


mrincredible

Tear it down. Build apartments with a first-floor restaurant. 

 grrr 


author
mrincredible said:

Tear it down. Build apartments with a first-floor restaurant. 

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Interesting thought.  He could claim a financial hardship because he can not rent the current structure


SuzanneNg

What does the nj property tax database say? 

Google is your friend: http://villagegreennj.com/business/highland-place-landlord-applies-take-liquor-license/

Following the trail to Bizopedia ........I have narrowed the owner to one of 19 Masoud Kians in the New York,  New Jersey area.............this might take a while

mrincredible

We need a rule for how many layers of quotation are allowed. 


SuzanneNg

is this what you need?


stateguy

The building would make a great site for a high rise condo with retail at the base.  Maybe even a parking garage. The layout of the restaurant was never ideal  


author
SuzanneNg said:

is this what you need?

That sure supplies everything but the type of toothpaste he uses.   No e mail address so I will get out a quick letter for info.  If I receive a reply I will publish


SuzanneNg

It's publicly available info.  You might be able to google the llc name and find an email address  or website . 

author said:
SuzanneNg said:

is this what you need?

That sure supplies everything but the type of toothpaste he uses.   No e mail address so I will get out a quick letter for info.  If I receive a reply I will publish

imonlysleeping

VJMR is the LLC. Try to keep up here, Author. 

What information are you hoping to acquire from the landlord, exactly? Are you expecting him to supply the "definitive" reason that the property hasn't yet been rented? Because…well, good luck.


author

Your Avatar is apt but does not excuse your lack of civility


imonlysleeping

That's rich coming from the "blackmail" guy.


author said:

Your Avatar is apt but does not excuse your lack of civility

mbaldwin
author said:

Your Avatar is apt but does not excuse your lack of civility

Folks are going out of their way to help you here, Author.  As imonlysleeping says, there's no reason to expect a private businessperson to reveal the state of their negotiations or strategy to some random neighbor.  And to get the full story, you'd also have to talk to all parties who have approached the property owner and been unable to reach an agreement.  Good luck with that.


author
imonlysleeping said:

That's rich coming from the "blackmail" guy.



author said:

Your Avatar is apt but does not excuse your lack of civility

What the building owner did is not illegal...............he can never be prosecuted.  But using your millions

to bludgeon your opponents into silence reeks of poor ethics


ctrzaska

No it doesn't.  Your naïveté is showing.


Woot
author said:
imonlysleeping said:

That's rich coming from the "blackmail" guy.



author said:

Your Avatar is apt but does not excuse your lack of civility

What the building owner did is not illegal...............he can never be prosecuted.  But using your millions

to bludgeon your opponents into silence reeks of poor ethics

Go talk to Fred about poor ethics


stateguy

The owner is a very successful real estate owner who has a significant business in NY. Many of his properties have been sold for development when he's not parking cars on them.


harden

Well if the owner is sooooo rich, why can't he lower the rent or help fix the place!  The empty store front is an eyesore and puts a damper on the town's vitality. 


ctrzaska

Because he doesn't have to.


Soul_29
ctrzaska said:

Because he doesn't have to.

And he doesn't give a flock ...


bramzzoinks

because he doesn't have to.


boomie

I think it's *****ty though.    I have lost my taste for ever walking in that place again.   I'm sure it will come back one day with new people and new patrons but I don't think I'll be among them.  The rich landowner can well do without me anyway.  


author
boomie said:

I think it's *****ty though.    I have lost my taste for ever walking in that place again.   I'm sure it will come back one day with new people and new patrons but I don't think I'll be among them.  The rich landowner can well do without me anyway.  

Since the demise of the Winolear that place just has not been able to make a go it.  Probably needs a niche restaurant like a South East Mongolian place to make it work.


ml1

fortunately not many landlords in the village are doing this.  but if it became a trend, we could end up with "high rent blight."

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/why-are-there-so-many-shuttered-storefronts-in-the-west-village

I know that there isn't any political advantage to be gained by addressing this issue.  But imho, "keeping the village a village" isn't just about protesting the construction of one building.  A prime restaurant location and a very scarce liquor license going unused for going on 2 years should be concerning.  I don't know if anything can really be done about it, but I would think citizens spending their time and energy on trying to recruit someone to start a restaurant in Highland Place would go a long way toward improving the village.


author
ml1 said:

fortunately not many landlords in the village are doing this.  but if it became a trend, we could end up with "high rent blight."

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/why-are-there-so-many-shuttered-storefronts-in-the-west-village


I know that there isn't any political advantage to be gained by addressing this issue.  But imho, "keeping the village a village" isn't just about protesting the construction of one building.  A prime restaurant location and a very scarce liquor license going unused for going on 2 years should be concerning.  I don't know if anything can really be done about it, but I would think citizens spending their time and energy on trying to recruit someone to start a restaurant in Highland Place would go a long way toward improving the village.

Don't we have some kind of standing development committee or maybe the Chamber of Commerce

to do that sort of thing



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