Talks held over marina souvenir shop eviction | News
Clearwater, Florida - The city council tonight authorized the city attorney to begin eviction proceedings against the Gift and Souvenir Shop in the Beach Marina.
The move was seen as an inducement for talks with the shop owners to negotiate an end of business there, without the need for an actual eviction order.
The shop, a fixture at the marina for many years, was operated under a lease with owners George and Dara Greene, both of whom died last year. The couple's daughter now owns the business with her brother and sister.
The city attorney had stated the lease, which ran through September 2014, actually terminated when the holders of the lease died, and the city has the legal right to evict the business.
The resolution authorizing the city attorney to bring eviction proceedings if necessary was approved unanimously on the city's consent agenda.