WCQS: city of Asheville threatening to end Pack Place’s lease

Reported by WCQS


The City of Asheville is threatening to terminate its lease agreement with Pack Place.

A letter from city manager Gary Jackson claims “repairs and maintenance have been neglected for years” and there is “no indication of any hope to satisfy the necessary requirements.” The letter included an attached list of necessary building maintenance, saying if Pack Place fails to come up with $419,800, the lease may be terminated. The 10-year lease is set to expire at the end of May.

Pack Place board chairman Edward Hay said the city’s claims are “not true” and that it’s too early for the board to respond to the letter.


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0 thoughts on “WCQS: city of Asheville threatening to end Pack Place’s lease

  1. Dionysis

    Having read the full article, it’s hard to see how the Board Chair can claim the failure cited by the City is “not true.” There is no claim money has been spent, only that 140k had just been designated for repairs. And, since the lease is up in four months, is it really “too early” to respond?

  2. Jason

    The Art Museum uses the same space too. Why shouldn’t they help out with repairs?

  3. john lomax

    The city obviously has some big spenders in mind who want something else there. Asheville is a game of Monopoly, nothing more. Keep those wealthy tourists coming and continue to hike up our cost of living. Between the Chamber of Commerce and City Council, I don’t know who is more crooked. It’s a contest.

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