by Duluth News Tribune
August 30, 2011 at 2:23 pm in Duluth News Tribune
Council members said the city could get more from the property if it were marketed more effectively. Continue Reading
Tags: city of Duluth, Duluth, piedmont 4 Comments »
Don’t sell it at all because the scenery is for everyone, not just the losers who put money above all else.
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I agree with the buyer on this one; It was NOT good practice by our so-called council to take that down payment and cash his check, UNTIL they were 100% that land sale was final! I wonder if any of them have ever bought a home, and put money down on it? That being said, I don’t like the fact that our scenic drive is being sold off, piece by piece, so eventually there will be no where for anyone to go and take pictures and view the beauty of Duluth, especially in our summer times, it’s pathetic that they are doing this! You need money, then start tearing down some of these old abandoned buildings that disfigure this town, and sell off that property, but leave the skyline alone!
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As a seller, you don’t get to pull your product. If anyone were to sell an item at auction, and only one bid was placed, that’s it. It’s sold. There’s no going back and saying “I could have got more money if I would have told more people to come, so I want to sell this again later”.
I hope nobody bids and the city is out the money. Also, Hennessy should get interest on that $2000 he hasn’t gotten back. Hats off to the councilor who voted against. Who was it?
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They offered it for sale, he meet the reserve low bid requirement, they accepted and cashed his check. Seems to me that constitutes offer, acceptance, payment and a done deal. How on earth the City can back out on this….I have no idea. I guess they operate under different rules than the rest of us.
Was it sold to cheap, probably….but to penalize the buyer who followed all the City’s rules to the letter for the City’s incompatence in marketing this property seems terribly wrong. Maybe the City and the downtown Casino really do deserve each other after all ! They are both showing a remarkable lack of respect for commonly accepted rules/laws of how business is transacted.
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