the poor alex is set to fall. art-ists who've called the converted theatre in the Annex home were notified by their landlord recently that they'd have to leave by the end of August to make room for a restaurant."As if we don't have enough in the area," says John Marriott, one of the dozen or so tenants affected.
The landlord has offered to reimburse their rent, but Marriott says the short notice has put everyone in a bind. A few of the residents have got together to fight the eviction, but there may be little they can do.
George Gentile, a paralegal handling the evictions for the landlord, says the planned dinner theatre will add to the attractiveness of the neighbourhood.