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Friday, September 21, 2012
MAN SPENDS $20K CLEANING ABANDONED LOT NEAR HIS BUSINESS– CITY THREATENS LEGAL ACTION
Real estate developer Ori Feibush has tried for years to acquire the city-owned lot near where he planned to open a new business, he says. An eyesore filled with trash, weeds, broken glass and other dangerous substances, it was undeniably a deterrent to potential customers.
“Feibush…submitted seven written requests for either owning or leasing the parcel, has called the [redevelopment] authority 24 times and has visited its office four times,”accordingto the Philadelphia Daily News.
Finally, fed up before the grand opening of his new coffee shop, Feibush decided to clean the lot himself.