Menlo Park: Conflicting info on sale of Menalto Corners retail center
Original post made on Feb 19, 2014
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on Feb 19, 2014 at 7:04 am
If Cafe Zoe has to leave, I hope the neighborhood would sponsor a permanent boycott of who ever moves in.
on Feb 19, 2014 at 7:48 am
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As much as I hope Cafe Zoe and the new owners will be able to reach a new lease agreement the suggestion that "If Cafe Zoe has to leave, I hope the neighborhood would sponsor a permanent boycott of who ever moves in." is unwise, immoral and illegal ( a secondary boycott).
"Secondary boycotts may be enjoined, or stopped, by order of a federal court, and an aggrieved business may file suit in court against the party initiating the secondary boycott to recover any monetary damages that resulted."
If Cafe Zoe is forced to leave whoever leases the space deserves to be judged on their merits and not on the actions of the property owner.
on Feb 19, 2014 at 4:38 pm
The property has not been sold. I don't know why the author is reporting false information, but pretty much everything in the above story is incorrect. No one is forcing anyone to leave. Seriously, why would anyone force Café Zoe out? The author apparently wanted to produce a hatchet job, and the results are spectacular.
Editor's note: The broker for Cafe Zoe's owner was told by the broker representing Mr. Zelkin last week that the building had sold in a quick, all cash deal, and that no counter-offers would be considered. The owner of the cafe was then given this information by her broker.
It appears that deal may have subsequently fallen through, although the tenants have gotten conflicting information this week on the property's status.
Mr. Zelkin's broker has not responded to requests to clarify the situation beyond claiming nothing in the story was accurate. Mr. Zelkin was not amenable to being interviewed and told the Almanac at the time the first story ran that he would not give out any information. We continue to ask for their perspective and hope they will provide one.