Artist wrongly evicted from Elder Street Artist Lofts
To: Kelley Lindquist, president, Artspace Projects, Inc. We, the undersigned, request an inquiry into why artist Gian Palacios was wrongly evicted from Elder Street Artist Lofts. Mr Palacios, resident for 8 years, was given 72 hours to move, charged $4000 in inflated and demonstrably false repair costs, and issued a half dozen spurious lease violations immediately prior to lease renewal. Photographic proof that Mr Palacios' live/work loft space was well-maintained, clean and functional will be provided. We want to understand why Mr Palacios was issued with an official letter from on-site management expressly forbidding him to clean and/or otherwise repair any normal wear and tear on a live/work space. We wish to understand why Mr Palacios, one of the first tenants, longest lasting resident in good standing, and active in the local community, ever since Elder St opened in 2005, was thrown out of his home for no satisfactory reason whatsoever.