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Re: Philadelphia Marina Center shuts down April 15, 2019
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I wonder if this could be called an “eviction.” As a landlord in Philly I previously googled “eviction Philadelphia” and found tons of sites advising tenants on their rights, NONE for landloards. You simply can not evict anyone if you don’t have a renters license, period. That takes a while to get, then you start the process. 6 months or thereabouts.
Anyway, I’m not suprised by the situation. Philly does almost nothing for the boating community. There used to be a West Marine below Penns Lsnding but they pulled out, I was told that there was too much stock “shrinkage”. AKA theft. I overheard a fellow who claimed to be the ex-manager if the Philadelphia Columbus Blvd Walmart say that it looses money due to “shrinkage”, but it’s politically correct to keep it open.
I know some people lived in that marina and were happy. We even went down to look at it but were deeply turned off by it. I personally don’t see anything there to attract me. But I feel for those who did live there and are now inconvienced.
I ended up in Delaware City Marina instead. It has its advantages and disadvantages. But it’s a safe location. Last I checked there were no live aboards anymore. Don’t know if that is policy or just because we all left or died. Never were a lot.
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Last edited by hpeer; 03-13-2019 at 09:44 AM.