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October 5, 2012

Sabre Park changes hands

Mobile home complex bought at auction by mall affiliate


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Kehoe said that he is not sure what he will do if he is evicted, as he expects will happen once his lease has expired.

Janese said that the earliest date that Fashion Outlets II would be able to file eviction notices would be December 1.

"What are we supposed to do?," Kehoe asked. 

He said he is worried about what school district his daughter, who is in special needs classes, will end up in.

"Now I got to pick up and move," Kehoe said.

In a phone interview Karen Maurer, a spokesperson for Macerich working out of their Arizona satellite office, declined to comment one way or another on speculation that Macerich bought the park with plans to expand.

"We just won the auction today and I can't speak to any immediate plans," Maurer said. 

Macerich will honor all leases now in place, Maurer said.

"We can now start working with the park manager and figure out what is going on with the lease agreements and the daily operations of the park," Maurer said.

Back at Sabre Park men in hard hats pulled debris from a dilapidated trailer as a door flapped in the wind of the late morning.

Around the park trailers with condemned signs pasted to them are marked with black and red spray paint, signifying the homes that have been checked for toxic contaminants such as asbestos and are ready for the bulldozer. Dirt patches mark the plots of land where houses that have already made their way to the rubble pile once stood.

John Ottaviano, the Lockport attorney appointed by Kloch as receiver of the rents as part of the foreclosure process, said that of the 286 lots in the park only 44 have residents still living on them and 30 of those tenants are delinquent on their rent.

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