SUMMERVILLE, S.C. – The house owners of Exquis Occasion Middle on Ashely Phosphate Highway have barely managed to maintain their heads above water all through the pandemic, they usually aren’t giving up now.
The venue has hosted many occasions — maybe most notably, Kanye West’s go to to Charleston throughout his long-shot presidential marketing campaign.
Shortly after, the COVID-19 pandemic pressured the venue to shut its doorways.
Because the area is the enterprise, the house owners weren’t in a position to pivot to a supply, curbside, or digital mannequin like many different companies, and suffered a critical monetary blow. Co-owner Twala Scott defined:
“We’re a small enterprise throughout COVID-19 that has been struggling to remain afloat, as many different hospitality and occasion facilities in the course of the pandemic.”
The dearth of income pressured Scott and her co-owner, Hubert Dailey, behind on hire funds.
On November 1, they despatched over $100,000 to Brixmor Property Group, an actual property funding belief firm that manages their area, to atone for funds.
Then on December 7, they despatched in December’s $11,450 fee, solely to obtain a discover from Brizmor that the fee was $817 quick.
Though Scott and Dailey acquired a letter from Brixmor in August confirming the brand new fee quantity was $11,450, they nonetheless tried to pay the excellent stability.
They despatched $835 to Brixmore, however it was rejected on the grounds of being a “partial fee.”
At that time, Scott and Dailey got 24 hours to vacate the property.
Scott and Dailey plan to attraction the eviction in courtroom.
We reached out to Brixmor Property Group and are awaiting remark.