For the past eight years, Liam Flynn’s Ale House has been the place to stop in Station North if you’re in the mood for a pint of something cold and delicious. But not for much longer.
Owner Liam Flynn says that the building’s owners have served him with a notice of eviction for July 20; you can read more about their complicated rent dispute in the City Paper. It seems as though Flynn had a contract that allowed him to pay below-market rent at first, with a provision that the bar would pay them a percentage of sales once they reached a certain threshold. But paying ever-higher rent turned out to be too much for a bar that was, according to its owner, just barely breaking even. For their part, Flynn’s landlords say that they’ve been fair, and that their feelings are hurt that he’s taken the dispute public.
In the meantime, Flynn launched a GoFundMe campaign seeking $50,000 toward helping the bar relocate to another location, ideally also in Station North. The money would go toward paying $30,000 in back rent and also ensuring that the staff of 15 could stay on as he looks for another location.
The bar’s last day will be July 17, according to its Facebook page.
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