How can Adam White say "I was paying rent"? READ: Around the corner, a storefront on Andrews sat dark and empty. It used to house Gallery 101, Taped to the door was an eviction notice, claiming $18,788.07 in unpaid rent, signed by P. Douglas McCraw. White sounds like a dead beat to me based on the article...Creepy
The rents at FAT may be higher in some places, and for good reason as it sits in a very booming area with recently a 20 million dollar residential building is under construction.
Adam White didn't do the right thing and quietly moved out and snubbed McCraw of almost $20,000.
What an opportunity to see the character of a so called "business owner" that Adam White is!
McCraw should file charges against White and take him to court for unpaid back rent.
I think you have a foggy perspective of Adam and Doug's dispute and posting you're opinion of a great gallery is hardly doing good for the area. We need to be supporting artist and galleries and not landlords. Let the landlord manage and mitigate whatever the dispute was.
The "great gallery" you claim White's had, apparently wasn't that great since it didn't attract enough people to sustain it -- hence one of the other reasons why he moved.
Maybe it was great for Adam White himself, as he was pocketing a large portion of the artists money with commissions and the cost he charged for them to hang their art on the walls of his gallery.
The area has continued to build momentum and foot traffic with the artwalks and other events there, but this article and the writer certainly hasn't helped the "struggle" by maliciously espousing only a negative view of the area. The area has much to offer and is getting better with city improvements by the week.
There's a reason a $20 million dollar development is going up right across the street.
Everyone who leaves FAT Village seems to only speak of the negative side of the equation. But there are two sides to it, and the benefits that White gained from being at FAT Village -- from the artwalks and events and foot traffic that steered them into his gallery, shows us how positive that area was for him from the new clients he gained that came to the events which he took with him to his new gallery.
If White would have stuck it out and supported the efforts of FAT Village like he said he did, and not left the property owing $18k in back rent thus being evicted on bad terms, then he truly would have been doing something positively benefiting everyone involved.
What Francisco is doing with that space is amazing and I applaud his efforts!