FORCED to "Leave the Building"
Yours has had a shop in London for 30 years. We have been at 233 Baker Street,
London NW1 6XE for ten years and our Elvis Shop is a London landmark. We are
even on “the knowledge” for London cabbies Over the years we have organised
dozens of promotions attracting worldwide publicity for London and Britain and
raising £thousands for the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre in memory of my
darling wife, Maureen. Now we are being kicked out by new landlords, an overseas
company who are probably Barry Manilow lovers.
were informed by our previous landlords that new landlords Airdeny Ltd (British
Virgin Islands) had bought the premises. We never heard a word from them
until their law firm Fladgate LLP served papers on us 24th March 2010
to vacate the premises 25th March 2010 when our lease expired. We
threatened to get an Injunction to delay or stop the repossession and were given
a week extension.
new landlords we have been informed are Ali al-Faraj and Yoram Yossifoff…names
sound familiar? Ali al-Faraj was the previous owner of Portsmouth FC until he
defaulted on a loan to buy the club. Yoram Yossifoff was also connected with
Portsmouth FC and apparently was a previous owner of Maccabi Tel Aviv. Having
“put a gun to our heads” with the threat of immediate repossession they then
demanded £50,000.00 per year rent. This is 425% increase
in rent on our previous lease. We offered to pay rent well above the market rate
and £10,000.00 per year more than we were paying but the offer was rejected.
know, nothing has changed since the times of Robin Hood and the Sheriff of
Nottingham as landlords still have ridiculous power. You cannot lease shop space
in London without signing away your rights to Landlords so they can kick you out
anytime and charge want they want in rent. Either you pay the new rate or they
have powers to change the locks of your premises.
PARTY Thursday April 1st
Yours 233 Baker Street, London NW1 at 12 noon-2pm
with Elvises and celebrity look-alikes
will be a new beginning for Elvisly Yours. Instead of fans coming to us Elvisly
Yours will go to the fans with two major worldwide Elvis Shows that have been
planned for the past year with several partners. From summer 2010 “The 3
Elvises” Show will tour the world and to be announced in June another massive
Elvis Show. Of course, fans will still be able to order our fantastic Elvis
memorabilia online at www.elvisly-yours.com