Mike Peabody reported today that, as GM predicted, an agreement has been reached to save Scheele’s Market long into the future. The agreement involves an incredibly creative solution to the problem faced by the Save Scheele’s group: namely how can they come up with a legally binding way to ensure that a market will remain on the property without owning the building outright. The solution: they’ll lease it themselves. Peabody’s email explaining it all after the jump:
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GM is hearing through several channels that a resolution of some sorts is nearly at hand for the Scheele’s Market situation. It sounds like the controversial Marc Teren will likely take ownership of the building but he will make some sort of a promise to keep the market open for decades to come. What that means for the Lees and how binding that promise is is still yet to be seen. Expect some sort of news about this soon.
On Sunday night, approximately 35 people met at Mt. Zion Church to discuss their efforts to ensure that Scheele’s Market remains open. Additionally, they gave an opportunity to the potential purchaser of the property, Marc Teren, to discuss his plans for the property should his offer be accepted. The group’s plans and Teren’s presentation, after the jump:
As described yesterday, a group of Georgetown residents is organizing to help save Scheele’s Market. At yesterday’s ANC meeting, the group’s leader Mike Peabody spoke and solicited participation from the community. Mr. Peabody left too early for GM to get his contact information, but reader Jim McCarthy tracked it down for him. The background story and Mr. Peabody’s contact information after the jump:
They were dying out there tonight. Owners of no less than nine of the twelve properties up for review tonight by the ANC2E simply didn’t show up. No respect, ANC2E, no respect at all…
Well despite GM’s prediction of boring with a chance tedium, tonight’s ANC meeting was at least moderately interesting. On top of no respect being gotten, the old town-and-gown fight was stirred up, Scheeles Market situation was discussed, and yet another pizza place is opening up. Find out more after the jump:
Notwithstanding GM’s ideas on easements and such, he still believes a better outcome for Scheele’s is for ownership of the building to pass to an individual or group dedicated to preserving the market. Along those lines, NBC 4 recently stopped by the market and put together a feature on those dedicated to preserving the market as is. Check it out:Vodpod videos no longer available.
In response to GM’s post about the possible sale of the Scheele’s Market building to resident Marc Teren, reader Jim McCarthy wrote:
Anyone relying on Marc Teren’s word as a sign of good news for Scheele’s, shouldn’t get their hopes up. His conduct over the last few years seems like one long, selfish parade of contempt for the historic character and integrity of our neighborhood.
GM can’t verify each of McCarthy’s complaints about Teren, but it does seem fair to say that there are concerns in the neighborhood about Mr. Teren’s promises to keep Scheele’s Market open if he successfully purchases the property. So is there anything the neighborhood can do to hold Teren to his word? There may in fact be. Find out after the jump: