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Frank McNie's New Fish & Chip Shop
The Bailiff the Pit-bull and Us

We have the lease for the restaurant in place now it's time to tackle the bailiff acting on behalf of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. In the initial discussions we were told there was no room for negotiations as the Government Agency involved would take too long to respond, we decided to put the matter in the hands of our lawyer. There was very little of the old equipment in the restaurant that would be of use to us and it would cost a small fortune to remove the rest. Alvin our lawyer asked us to make a list of what might interest us and how much we would be willing to pay. He was surprised to see just 3 or 4 items on the list with a figure of a few hundred dollars, his advice was to tell the Bailiff to remove all the chattels within 24 hours or we would charge rent for storage.

The Bailiff (represented by Ron) suddenly had a change of heart and asked to meet us at the restaurant he complained about Alvin's Pitt-bull tactics,  we agreed to accept the items we wanted in exchange for giving him a few days to remove the  rest.

It was amazing! With just a few phone calls buyers descended like vultures, at one point there were 7 people milling about all talking on a cell-phone.

A clear winner soon emerged a tall Srilankin with a pony-tail, he was dressed in black leather he had an entourage of 3 other guys in tow. Ron informed me I should make arrangements with "G 1" (the big guy with the pony tail) to remove the chattels. I was a little worried about my knee-caps but this proved unfounded as they were all nice guys. Four days later the place looked as if a bomb had hit, we would still need several dumpsters to remove the debris. Time to call Dave Dinacola our builder.


Frank and June

Front door... How inviting

Excuse the mess it's the cleaner's day off

bit fuzzy but you get the idea

Your turn to do the dishes

I wonder if it's to late to change my mind

Back door there's light at the end of the tunnel

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