Wednesday, November 30, 2005
City of Grandview leases building to restaurateurs
GRANDVIEW - A commercial building at 146 Division Street in
Grandview, which has housed both a butcher shop and restaurant in recent
history, will soon be in operation again.
At its Monday night meeting, the Grandview City Council
approved a two-year lease for the building the city owns and Miguel and Antonia
Cortez, who intend to open a restaurant there.
The lease will go into effect Dec. 1, 2005 and end at
midnight Nov. 30, 2007. Rent will be $600 per month plus a 12.84 percent State
of Washington leasehold tax.
According to terms of the lease, Mr. and Mrs. Cortez have
the option to buy the building from the city for $75,000 at the end of the
lease period, if they submit their intent in writing 30 days prior to
expiration of the lease.
The City of Grandview has agreed to maintain the foundation,
exterior walls, roof, heating and air conditioning systems, plumbing, exterior
lights and electric systems.
The Cortezes will be responsible for interior maintenance
and upkeep and payment of utilities.