The city of Inglewood is busying themselves clearing a path along Century Blvd that stretches from Prairie to Inglewood Ave. Multiple businesses along the route were scheduled for a hearing on a final order of condemnation September 22, although some entities appear to have settled.
What businesses are on the chopping block, for either the Clippers arena and/or parking?
- A&Z Oil @ 1244 S. Inglewood Ave.
- Mongolian BBQ, Metro PCS commercial lot @ 4410 W. Century Blvd.
- LA Dry Cleaner’s @ 4421 W. Century Blvd.
- private home @ 4621 W. Century Blvd.
- Commercial lot @ 10000 Grevillea Ave.
- CVS @ 4345 W. Century Blvd.
- Church’s Chicken @ 10004 S. Prairie Ave.
2UrbanGirls spoke with attorney Charles Cummings, who is representing the franchise owner of Church’s Chicken in their case against the City.
“We are seeking two things from the City,” explained Cummings. “With these types of proceedings, the government is required to pay for loss of business goodwill, meaning when you run a business for a really long time, you have built up an established customer base that goes to you because of the time you have been open.”
“Secondly, we are seeking payment for improvements pertaining to realty, as the equipment can’t be moved out of the building,” said Cummings. “Think of it like the stove and a built in fridge or freezer.”
Cummings further explained the bigger fight is between the owner of the property, against the City, who are fighting the “right to take”.
Did you think the city of Inglewood that you know and love, and have lived in for decades, would go through such a remarkable transformation because you signed a petition to bring the NFL back to Los Angeles?