I’ll Bet Family Gatherings are Tense

March 26, 2009 at 12:00pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

I get the feeling Shoemaker family gatherings are a little tense these days, what with a nephew building a new truck stop at NW 48th and O to directly compete with his uncle’s place, and the uncle filing a lawsuit related to the matter. The lawsuit is interesting to me. Is it common for a lease agreement to stipulate that all tenant improvements to a property remain the property of the landlord?

I also wonder about the location of the new truck stop. If I had to pick a location in town for a brand new truck stop, I think I would have gone for 56th Street / Highway 77 and I-80. Not that I know anything about traffic patterns either there or on NW 48th Street. It just feels like a better spot, what with the intersection of the highway and interstate, and the nearby industrial areas.

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Fletch March 26, 2009 at 2:31pm

It is common in lease agreements for almost everything to be in favor of the landlord. They are perhaps the most one-sided documents you will ever have the pleasure (or displeasure) of reading.

foxspit March 26, 2009 at 3:57pm

I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but I think the dilution created by splitting business between two competing truck stops would equal the death of both out there.

West A Dad March 26, 2009 at 9:23pm

But the traffic flow really needs to be improved.  Rigs wanting to turn north on NW 48th from the west side of the intersection will line up and block any traffic wanting to turn south into the new place.  I’ve wondered why NDOR has had company vehicles watching that intersection for three days. 

I don’t patronize Shoemakers, I probably won’t patronize the new place. And I drive through that intersection twice a day.

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