16:28Tuesday, January 31, 2023
A group of business owners in Brooklyn Park received the good news this week that an important deadline is only one day away.
Many of the tenants at the Brooklyn Executive Plaza on Brooklyn Boulevard were told in December that their landlords had until January 31 to vacate their office space. They have two more months.
Mohamed Bah, President and CEO of Bahsco Global, said: “But that’s not enough. That’s why we’re asking for a period of one year or six months.”
Barr is one of the business owners with office space in the Brooklyn Executive Plaza that was ordered to move out.
He and a number of other business owners received a letter on Dec. 9 stating that the owner had signed a lease with a new tenant occupying most of the second floor.
With this first notice, it took me less than two months to clear all my belongings and find a new office space.
However, after contacting the city of Brooklyn Park and local organizations such as African Careers, Education and Resources (ACER), the landlord granted them an extension.
Tenants currently have until March 31 to vacate, but Bah wants more time to find a long-term solution and stay in Brooklyn Park.
“We have nowhere to go,” Burr said. “And Brooklyn Park is our home. You know, we love it.
The next step for business owners is to find a more permanent solution. ACER will be holding a meeting this week with business owners and Brooklyn Park Mayor Hollys Winston to discuss options.
Meanwhile, the city has provided a $5,000 loan to the business owners to help them relocate within Brooklyn Park. If your business owner chooses to move to another city, you may still be eligible to receive the money if you are a resident of Brooklyn Park.
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