Brooklyn Park Business Tenants Given Two More Months to Find New Home
A group of business owners in Brooklyn Park received some good news this week with only a day to spare before a crucial deadline.
A number of tenants of the Brooklyn Executive Plaza along Brooklyn Boulevard were told by their landlord in December that they had to vacate their office space by Jan. 31. But after some push back, the landlord, Innovative Property Services, notified the tenants on Monday that they now have an additional two months.
“The two months is a little bit of a relief for our community, for us as well,” said Mohamed Bah, president and CEO of Bahsco Global. “But it’s not sufficient. That’s why we ask for one year or six months.”
Bah is one of the business owners with office space at the Brooklyn Executive Plaza who was told to vacate.
He and a number of other business owners received a letter on Dec. 9 saying the owner signed a lease with a new tenant who would occupy the majority of the second floor.
That initial notification gave them less than two months to pack up all of their belongings and find new office space.
But after reaching out to the city of Brooklyn Park, as well as local organizations like African Career, Education and Resource (ACER), the landlord granted them an extension.
Now the tenants have until March 31 to vacate, but Bah would like even more time to find a long-term solution and stay in Brooklyn Park.
“We don’t have anywhere to go,” Bah said. “And Brooklyn Park is our home. You know, and we love it.”
The next step is for the business owners is to try to find a more permanent solution. ACER is hosting a meeting this week with the business owners and Brooklyn Park Mayor Hollies Winston to help discuss options.
Meanwhile, the city is providing $5,000 loans to the business owners to help them relocate within the city of Brooklyn Park. If a business owner opts to relocate to another city, they could still be eligible to receive the money, provided that they’re a resident of Brooklyn Park.