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Re: “BICAS Battle

(first time posting pardont the reposting in proper sequence)

The quotes are rather extroardinary and electric meters don't cost very much.

Nor does welding by the foot as suggested by the not landlord but sublettor.

I've seen large spaces leased for very little money. Bicas should share the elementary school with that other reuse nonprofit that used to be in the silo building.

The downtown location is not most of it's charm.

It has a monopoly on donations only shared a bit with the kids outfit.

IT is not as progressive as it should be.

You don't even say if it's a grand per month he's netting- a return of 50percent or per year.

Who puts in six months of rent on a soon to end or not long term lease? If they are really making a play to buy it then double rent till then is not much of an issue. Just let the state know your paying it only becaue you believe you will soon be paying it to yoruself so they don't get a hoaky appraisal.
Posted by nakedornot on June 10, 2009 at 10:38 PM

and continues with

One who sublets to another is not a sublettor as I errantly typed but perhaps a sublessor with bicas being teh sublessee if not ant lol.

The bathroom not having a lightswitch- which is shared by all tenants is a problem of course and could be fixed with a simple screw in cord toggle receptacle. Some of the lights in bicas have switches.

the space has no natural light is the real issue.

Teh cost of owning is actually less then the past rent as most such basements are not even used for other then storage.

Bicas deserves a better space and it's competition- bike shops, can be counted on to try to keep them in that have grown on to staff hole in the ground.

Bicas could easally have grown to ten times it's current size.

Could be open at least once a year before noon.

The real issue is that bikes are not just for yuppies, tourist, or homeless. They are not for mainly exercise recreation or those who have lost there license.

They deserve public infrastructure just as cars get in the DMV etc.

A place where people who are willing to adapt them and let them truly thrive can be.

That place won't be found on the highway to mountlemmon.

Nor in the lush grass in front of City hall.

NO reason why they can't be mobile, like a book bus, truly available to all.

Sorting through chaos isn't what it's about for those working or building bikes. Sufficient parts can be brought to the willing hearts.

With what they are paying in rent they could of bought two full size transit bus's from the city a few weeks ago. For what they have saved they could with matching funds have solar coolrad AC on those bus's not just biodiesal donated to take it to the reservations and beyond.

Our hope needs a worthier pond.

Posted by nakedornot on 06/10/2009 at 10:52 PM

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