From condo owners to the town, how Carolina Beach claims ownership of Freeman Park’s entrance



a sign on the side of a building: GF Default - Carolina Beach Jeep event may have to relocate over Freeman Park concerns


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GF Default – Carolina Beach Jeep event may have to relocate over Freeman Park concerns

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – The Town of Carolina Beach has brought in millions of dollars’ worth of revenue from Freeman Park without owning the vast majority of the land at the North End. But the land the town does claim ownership over has been questioned in the past and was, at one point, listed as ‘disputed’ by the county.

The Town of Carolina Beach controls access to Freeman Park for vehicles, it sells passes for visitors and residents, and allows camping on the beach – for a fee.

Yet, the land at the park is not located in the town limits, and is, for the most part, not owned by the town. In North Carolina beaches are considered public and can’t be restricted.

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TSB owners weigh up latest sale of loss-making bank

The Spanish owners of TSB are considering putting the UK bank up for sale, in what could lead to the third major ownership shake-up for the loss-making lender in seven years.



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Sabadell has asked Goldman Sachs to launch a review of TSB that could result in a sale of the entire bank, which it bought for £1.7bn in 2015. However, the Guardian understands Sabadell is open to other options including selling a partial stake, floating TSB on the stock exchange, or maintaining full ownership of the UK lender.



a sign on the side of the street: A TSB bank branch in London. The bank plans to cut 164 branches and 1,000 staff, leaving it with 290 locations and 6,000 employees.


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A TSB bank branch in London. The bank plans to cut 164 branches and 1,000 staff, leaving it with 290 locations and 6,000 employees.

The news emerged hours after Sabadell called off merger talks with its larger Spanish rival BBVA, after the two banks failed to agree on a price.

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Several SLC bar owners plan to sue state over alcohol sale mandate

SALT LAKE CITY — On Monday, Gov. Gary Herbert extended the public health order requiring bars and restaurants to stop serving alcohol after 10 p.m.

READ: Mask mandate stays, social gatherings loosened under new Utah COVID-19 orders

Kirk Bengtzen, the owner of Twist Bar & Bistro, said the news of the health order being extended was the breaking point. Now, close to 10 bar owners plan to sue the state of Utah, Bengtzen said.

“Don’t require us to shut down and threaten to fine us up to $10,000 and potentially take away our liquor license if we continue to do business, yet offer no help. It doesn’t make sense,” he said.

If shutting things down is the best thing, Bengtzen said, he is fine with that as long as there is some help provided to restaurant and bar employees.

“There is no assistance for me to take care of these

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Why West Palm offered condo owners $2.5M for sidewalk it already owned

Part one of two



a small boat in a body of water with a city in the background: Palm Harbor Marina, home to some of the largest yachts in the world, is part of city-owned property, along with the Waterview Towers condominium on the Flagler Drive waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach, photographed on Nov. 18, 2020. (GREG LOVETT/THE PALM BEACH POST)


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Palm Harbor Marina, home to some of the largest yachts in the world, is part of city-owned property, along with the Waterview Towers condominium on the Flagler Drive waterfront in downtown West Palm Beach, photographed on Nov. 18, 2020. (GREG LOVETT/THE PALM BEACH POST)

WEST PALM BEACH — Sometime in the distant past, the city made a mistake, a simple unforeseen slip in a complex series of agreements. 

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The city made money off that mistake.

Now, the city could be forced to pay millions.

A still-unfinished proposal floated a year ago to resolve all the issues surrounding the Palm Harbor Marina and its adjoining condo tower on Flagler Drive calls for the city to pay the condo owners $2.5 million — to buy the rights to a sidewalk the city already owns. 

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Portland condos for sale: Owners motivated to make a deal on elevated properties

The small number of Portland homes for sale and historically low mortgage rates have owners of well-priced, single-family houses receiving quick offers while sales of turnkey condominiums with concierge services and killer views have stalled due to the coronavirus pandemic, say real estate agents.

Low condo sales, which had been lagging before stay-at-home orders were issued in late March, have owners motivated to make a deal, says Sean Z. Becker of Portland-based Sean Z Becker Real Estate.

The uncertainty of the coronavirus and “headlines of civil unrest” have some home shoppers steering clear of dense urban housing, says Becker, who has been selling real estate for 16 years.

Although the fundamentals of living in a condominium in the city are the same – single-level living and the simplicity of a second home in a nice climate or near grandchildren – buyers in a COVID-19-vulnerable age group, over 65, are not

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Owners motivated to make a deal on elevated properties

The small number of Portland homes for sale and historically low mortgage rates have owners of well-priced, single-family houses receiving quick offers while sales of turnkey condominiums with concierge services and killer views have stalled due to the coronavirus pandemic, say real estate agents.

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Low condo sales, which had been lagging before stay-at-home orders were issued in late March, have owners motivated to make a deal, says Sean Z. Becker of Portland-based Sean Z Becker Real Estate.

The uncertainty of the coronavirus and “headlines of civil unrest” have some home shoppers steering clear of dense urban housing, says Becker, who has been selling real estate for 16 years.

Although the fundamentals of living in a condominium in the city are the same – single-level living and the simplicity of a second home in a nice climate or near grandchildren – buyers in a COVID-19-vulnerable age group, over 65,

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Daniel Snyder blocking $900M sale by minority Washington owners?

Washington Football Team owner Daniel Snyder has refused to sell the team for decades, despite fans’ wishes. Now, the infamous NFL team owner is reportedly blocking the club’s minority stakeholders from selling their shares of the team.



a group of people posing for the camera: Washington Football Team owner Dan Snyder (L) talks with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (R) on the field during warm ups prior to their game at FedExField.


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Washington Football Team owner Dan Snyder (L) talks with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (R) on the field during warm ups prior to their game at FedExField.

Frederick Smith, Robert Rothman and Dwight Schar strongly encouraged Snyder to change the club’s name. Snyder eventually relented, and the team name could remain in 2021. During the summer, the minority owners also pressured him to sell the team. Now, Snyder seems to be getting his revenge.

According to The New York Times’ Ken Belson and Katherine Rosman, Snyder is blocking a monster sale that would see 40% of the Washington Football Team sold for $900 million this year.

Washington’s owner

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Report: Daniel Snyder Blocking Washington Minority Owners from $900M Sale | Bleacher Report

Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is shown before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

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Washington Football Team majority owner Daniel Snyder is stymieing efforts by the franchise’s minority owners to sell their stakes, according to the Washington Post‘s Will Hobson, Mark Maske and Liz Clarke.

A group of outside investors has offered to purchase a 40 percent stake in the Washington Football Team for $900 million, only to have Snyder intervene, per the Post:

“Their offer has been tentatively accepted by the team’s three minority shareholders: FedEx chief executive Fred Smith, real estate magnate Dwight Schar and investor Robert Rothman. But Snyder is blocking the sale, according to people familiar with the situation, by attempting to selectively exercise his right of first refusal to buy back minority shares of the team before they’re sold to other parties. While the three minority owners are seeking to sell their 40 percent share in unison, according to these people, Snyder has offered

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Aventura Office Condo Owners Allege Construction Defects

20200 West Dixie Highway, Miami with Harry Dornbusch and Dr. Joshua Lampert (Google Maps)

20200 West Dixie Highway, Miami with Harry Dornbusch and Dr. Joshua Lampert (Google Maps)

The association for a 12-story office condo tower near Aventura accuses developer H&M Development of shoddy construction.

The Beacon Tower of Aventura Commercial Condominium Association is suing the developer of the building at 20200 West Dixie Highway in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, according to documents filed last week.

The association includes president Dr. Joshua Lampert, a plastic surgeon who runs his business in the tower; vice president Freddy Boulton; and treasurer Joaquim Cavalgnac, according to records. The tower, built in 2016, houses eight 141-square-foot office retail units, according to the lawsuit.

The condo association does not cite an exact dollar amount that it is seeking, but repairs made so far total more than $100,000, according to the lawsuit.

The defendant, Beacon Tower of Aventura, is managed by H&M, which is based at the Beacon Tower, and is

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