NORFOLK, Va. – The Oceanview Diner, situated at 1006 E. Ocean View Avenue, is asking individuals to talk on their behalf on the upcoming metropolis council assembly.
“I hope they simply hear the individuals and know that these individuals would love for us to be round right here,” co-owner Bob Peaker defined.
The restaurant put a join of their enterprise to handle the specified assist.
In keeping with the letter, the diner’s administration was given an “ultimatum” of signing a six-month lease with no monetary help or they have to be evicted instantly.
“We absolutely anticipated to get somewhat little bit of assist from town, and now we’re not getting any,” Peaker informed Information three.
The letter reads as follows:
“We’d like your assist…..
Please contact Norfolk Metropolis Council and Mayor Kenny Alexander and categorical your need to avoid wasting the Oceanview Diner.
Metropolis Council has given us an ultimatum to signal a lease for six months with no monetary help or authorized recourse or be evicted instantly.
Appears a transparent assumption that monetary help was bestowed upon one other metropolis enterprise in the same state of affairs – nevertheless not for us.”
Town council assembly is Tuesday, April 9 at 7 p.m. on the 11th flooring at 810 Union Road. Signal-ups to talk on the assembly begin at 6 p.m.
This comes after their landlord bought the property to town final 12 months as a part of their plan to redevelop the realm.
Peaker mentioned they’ve already signed a brand new lease a couple of minutes up the road from their present location, however conserving the doorways open is regarding.
“We’ve bought to get all this gear on the market and into the brand new area after which we’re within the new area with out the assuring that we’re going to have any cash to proceed on. So, it’s form of a touch-and-go state of affairs,” mentioned Peaker.
A spokesperson for the Metropolis of Norfolk mentioned town shouldn’t be concerned as a result of they don’t personal the property.
“We’re in all probability gonna get evicted by the Boone’s as a result of they’ll’t shut on the constructing till we’re out of the constructing,” Peaker talked about.
We now have reached out to metropolis council however haven’t heard again.
Peaker mentioned they don’t seem to be planning to signal the settlement introduced to them.