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Old 01-28-2012, 09:00 PM   #2
Katherine Derbyshire
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Re: Zoning Laws help

Originally Posted by Abenadi J Richards View Post
Okay so I have this "friend" that is opening a CrossFit gym in a location that is L1 zoning and dose not allow CrossFit type businesses. So my "friend" is thinking that he will move in anyway with a clause in the lease that permits him to leave without penalty if the city decides to boot him. Any advice that I may give him frome someone who may have been in the same situation?
I think the landlord would be an idiot to agree to such a clause.

Also, moving isn't free. The costs of finding and building out the new space and lost business during the move could easily overwhelm any losses on the lease itself.

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