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Carlsbad Village Coins evicted from State Street

Landlord's ex-wife tries to help tenant

A landowner of prime commercial property in Carlsbad’s Village district has given one of the oldest downtown businesses a 30-day eviction notice. Neighboring businesses are allegedly “terrified” that a similar fate may come to them.

“The whole block is terrified,” says Sarah Lenhert about the eviction of Carlsbad Village Coins. “The entire complex is under siege and they are all wondering who will be evicted next,” Lenhert says of the adjacent tenants. She says the eviction, which was “a complete surprise,” gave the collectable coin shop until March 1 to get out of the State Street space it has used since 1977.

Sarah Lenhert: “Danny (Ray, the owner of Carlsbad Village Coins) is the sweetest man. He has never been late on his rent."

Lenhert was the property manager for Carlsbad Village Coins and the adjacent State Street businesses from 1988 until 2019. She is the ex-wife for Leor Lakritz, the man who controls most of the commercial property on the west side of the 2900 block of State Street.

Lakritz is the majority owner of the two-story building built in the 1920’s which has housed Carlsbad Village Coins for 43 years.

Lenhert says she wants to do everything she can to thwart the eviction which she says is being executed because Lakritz wants a new tenant. “Danny (Ray, the owner of Carlsbad Village Coins) is the sweetest man. He has never been late on his rent. This isn’t about the money. It’s about the power. [Lakritz is] doing this for pure spite...He’s trying to impose L.A. thinking on Carlsbad.”

Lakritz gained local notoriety as the man who wanted to build a four-story, mixed-use project on the corner of State Street and Carlsbad Village Drive. That lot is immediately south of Carlsbad Village Coins. That project, called Carlsbad Village Center, was rejected by the Carlsbad City Council in 2017 and again in 2018. Most three- and four-story developments in the Village area have won approval over the last eight years. But this project was rejected by a council majority including councilman Keith Blackburn who normally sides with developers. “It’s not consistent with the Village and it’s too overwhelming,” said Blackburn.

Lenhert says Lakritz made unilateral decisions on behalf of his other State Street land-owning partners. “He wasted $260,000 on the architects and consultants for that [Carlsbad Village Center] project,” says Lenhert. “I was fired as property manager when I spent $150,000 of the partner’s money on tenant improvements including leaking roofs and caved-in ceilings.”

When told via text that he was being contacted for comment on both his future plans for the Carlsbad Village Center and for the eviction of Carlsbad Village Coins, Lakritz, a resident of Capistrano Beach, responded: “I can’t comment on Village Coins since it’s being handled by attorneys.”

Just as Lenhert predicted, none of the businesses contacted on the State Street block wanted to comment. Other State Street businesses who rent from Lakritz (between 2917 and 2981 State Street) include dress shops, hair salons, shoe stores and restaurants including Cielo Boutique, Vigilucci’s, the Doll House, and Barrel Republic.

Danny Ray, the longtime owner of Carlsbad Village Coins, was polite but declined to respond to his pending eviction.

One nearby entrepreneur who declined to be named says that the downtown Carlsbad Village district has certainly upscaled over the last 10 years attracting more visitors who in fact are spending more money. The downside is rents have increased while parking availability has drastically decreased.

Some longtime locals lament that the potential loss of Carlsbad Village Coins signals the loss of a funkier, more soulful Carlsbad, and that only a few local businesses like Garcia’s Mexican restaurant and its adjacent retro barber shop remain as one of the few vestiges of old Carlsbad.

Carlsbad Village Coins is one of five collectable coin shops in San Diego County that buys and sells coins and gives free appraisals. The others are in Poway, Vista, Escondido, and La Jolla.

On any given day you might find a local kid at the Carlsbad Village Coins’ viewing table. “They do provide a kind of community service here,” says one longtime customer of the Carlsbad Village Coins operation who did want to be identified. He says there is a group of kids aged 10-15 who regularly come in to look at the coins.

The Carlsbad Village Coins groupie says that the appraisals don’t usually wow the people who bring in their collections. “Everyone hopes they will win the lottery. But maybe every three months or so someone comes in with a coin that is really spectacular. It’s usually a $20 gold coin that may be worth $10,000 to $50,000.” Gold coins were minted from 1799 to 1933. The customer says that most gold coins are usually just worth their gold weight value which is about $1600.

“Basically you can expect coins to increase in value five per cent a year which means they double in value every 20 years,” says the customer who adds says that the most popular collectable coin is the silver dollar, but that pennies just aren’t worth much “…because they made so many of them.”

Susan Guiterrez, president of the Carlsbad Historical Society, says her club does not take positions on specific issues. “We don’t want to get into what people can or can not do.” Yet she does lament that area youth can not have the experience enjoyed by her now grown sons. “There were places they could visit by just walking around downtown. There was that store with rubber stamps, the store that just had board games, Village Coins and the Grand Deli. I miss the variety.”

Mike Downs closed his popular breakfast-and-lunch Grand Deli five years ago after 28 years when a new landlord bumped his rent by 65 per cent. The 5,000 square foot building he was in sold for $2.1-million. “My mechanic owned Carlsbad Auto Technology [on State Street] for 25 years. They came in and said he had 90 days to get out. He tried to find a new spot but he couldn’t find one. I still use him but like me, he now works as an employee.”

Meanwhile Lenhert says she will fight “tooth and nail” on behalf of Danny Ray’s Carlsbad Village Coin store, including hiring an attorney. “Leor [Lakritz] does not believe that any of the other partners have any knowledge of this eviction and the pending lawsuit.”

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I feel bad for this business, especially since they've been there since 1977. Unfortunately, if you rent the space, the landlord can evict you.

Feb. 25, 2020

I have purchased coins and numismatic supplies over the years from Carlsbad Village Coins and it is always my first stop. I hope he does remain in North County and without the greedy landlord.

Feb. 25, 2020
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Feb. 26, 2020
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Feb. 26, 2020

I swear there is no more loyalty, they have been there for 43 years! When is enough enough? These tenants need some type of protection to keep away these greedy and heartless landlords.

Feb. 26, 2020

Socks....of course a tenant can be evicted. But if you want to be doing business in a public forum (like getting city council approval) and if what Sarah Lenhert is true regarding malicious intent, on what planet was this action a good business move?

Feb. 26, 2020

Ken... it's not a good business move. I don't know the details (except what I read in your article) but it's abundantly clear he's a greedy landlord. And most businesses can't afford to buy the land. It's not any different than renting a home. If the landlord wants you gone - you're gone.

I hope she fights it "tooth and nail" but legally, does she have any ground to stand on?

Feb. 26, 2020

When it comes to retail space, we are (or soon will be) facing a huge glut of it. The 'net sales are eating the heart out of bricks-and-mortar retailing. The result will be whole strip centers that have lost their tenants, except for the fast food joints. But Carlsbad Village is an exception . . . so far. It has foot traffic, Oh boy, does it have foot traffic! Much of that comes from tourists, but they don't account for all of it. This rapacious landlord wants to cash in on the boom-town atmosphere of the Village, and is proceeding to do just that. But the last laugh may be on him when there is nobody ready to move in to his retailing "palacio" on the corner and pay whopping rents to be there.

I suppose we'll see.

Feb. 26, 2020

My dad was a landlord. When there was a glut of space on the market his properties were full. When there was a lack of available space none of his tenants moved. I asked him why he had long time tenants and no space available. He told me that he kept his rents slightly below market and worked with his tenants in the bad times and did not take advantage of them in the good times. He had few problems and only one eviction in over 40 years. He made a lot of money and his tenants did too. When he was 80 he sold off his properties.

Feb. 27, 2020

I am assuming but am not sure that her legal ground may be that Lakritz did not inform the other partners....which she says makes up 25%.

Feb. 26, 2020

The players:

Sarah Lenhert, ex-wife of landlord, and previous manager, obviously has an agenda having nothing to do with the coin shop.

Leor Lakritz, landlord who has every right to do whatever he wants with his properties, as long as they fit city code and plans.

Danny Ray, tenant of property.

The ex-wife is an irrelevant 3rd party. She has brought half a dozen circumstances which have nothing to do with the coin shop into the story to bolster her agenda.

Language like greedy landlords, rapacious landlords, don't add anything to the conversation. The property owner must have been doing something right because he owns valuable property, where rents are probably not being maximized. How many commentors here own as much property as he? Do any commentors know the specifics of the rental agreements? Many agreements allow for the prop owner to get a % of profits generated by the tenant.

I doubt those shops pictured here generate much revenue. The interiors are deep and dark, not very inviting for a retail business. I've been here for 40 years and have never visited the coin shop, virtually everytime I've driven by the iron gates are up.

Feb. 27, 2020

Most shopping center and strip mall leases are triple net. Large malls have triple net plus percentage. When landlords maximize their rents they are the first to lose tenants when the economy cycles south. Most small businesses operate on a thin profit margin and it does not take much of an economic disruption, think Corona virus, to put them out of business. Property owners who will not work with their tenants are going to find out that greed does not pay.

March 2, 2020

Mr. Waterstone. You certainly have distinct and well formed views on this. Why don't you tell us who you are. What's your name? Also, do you think that this move was a prudent maneuver or a p.r. disaster considering Lakritz has projects that involve public approval? Mr. Lakritz is not the only owner by the way.

Feb. 27, 2020

Last night Sarah Lenhert told me this via email: "He is not the majority owner. Lenhert/Lakritz are majority owners." That may change some things don't you think "Waterstone."

Feb. 27, 2020

I'm a retired real estate and mortgage broker. I've worked with many different businesses in 92054, 92008, 92009, etc. as well as homeowners, buying, selling and refinancing. In addition I've worked with the homeless, in getting them employment, from writing resumes, providing them clothing for interviews, driving them to interviews. the homeless were men from la posada de guadalupe. I've also placed them in sober homes where they could live with other sober men. Most of these men were veterans. I have bank accounts in 3 village banks; CA BT; B of A and Union bank.

Whover the owner of record is, Lenhert has an ulterior agenda. How do I know that? 50 years of dealing with human beings who either own or want to own real estate. The coin dealer will be gone and so will the clothing shop with the rolling rack of clothing on the pavement. 5 years from now there will be mostly bars and restaurants on this street on the northside of CVD. I have no dog in this fight, just an interested citizen.

Feb. 27, 2020

Mr. "Waterstone,"...don't know what your good works has to do with anything. My point was, IF this eviction was malicious and had nothing to do with money or failure to pay rent on time, doesn't it seem like this is a major mistake for a developer who relies on public approval for the success of his business model? By the way, for being such a champion of the underdog, sure does seem like you awfully cynical.

Feb. 27, 2020

To Mike Murphy...I think it is safe to say there are no low rent options in Carlsbad.

Feb. 28, 2020

I remember the older, better times: when there was a local bike shop, with the top quality of labor service that no-one will match. And of a great quality sales camera store, as a neighbor --- on ELM AVE. Between State/R.R.

Feb. 29, 2020

To Valerie Rounsfull's 1st comment: during my early times, petitioning was the newer way to go, before computers were the daily tool everywhere. As petitioning was much more effective back at then.

Feb. 29, 2020

There has been some major news regarding this that came down today. Will share as soon as possible.

March 3, 2020

Does the news have to do with elections, that are to prioritize?

March 3, 2020
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March 3, 2020

This letter dated March 4 came to Danny Ray from the law office of Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP:

TO: Daniel Ray, an individual DBA Carlsbad Village Coins

Notice is hereby given that the 30-day notice to terminate vacancy dated January 31, 2020, is hereby rescinded and withdrawn.

By: Christine Relph

March 5, 2020

So Carlsbad Village Coins gets to stay. That's good news for the "little guy." Keep the coin shop and get rid of the landlord.

March 5, 2020

While I would like to think this article and the response it generated had something to do with this turnaround, it was Sarah Lenhert and attorney Dennis Burns who did all the heavy lifting. Lenhert did this on her own dime, because it was the right thing to do.

March 5, 2020

Good for all of you. Job well done.

March 8, 2020

I think articles like this will make a difference. Never underestimate the power of the media. Job well done.

March 8, 2020
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March 7, 2020
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March 7, 2020

I am so happy for the public to get involve and help in this matter . I know how that is , it is not a nice feeling and you would not realize what impact you have on the community . I have a similar situation in oceanside . been at my location for over 25 years and when one of the owner pass the in-law . husband of the owner daughter did not like what i do, and did to me what they almost do to the COIN shop . For over 25 years doing biz. ( www.earthcultureroots.com ) and then you here you must leave, it is not a nice feeling . > I have seen so many biz come and go and no matter what they will never have anything like what started . AS THEY SAY they are trying to find the right fit . and the best fit IS WHAT STARTED FROM IT ALL .

March 8, 2020

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Carlsbad Village Center, was rejected by the Carlsbad City Council in 2017 and again in 2018.
Carlsbad Village Center, was rejected by the Carlsbad City Council in 2017 and again in 2018.

Artist's rendering by MAA Architects

A landowner of prime commercial property in Carlsbad’s Village district has given one of the oldest downtown businesses a 30-day eviction notice. Neighboring businesses are allegedly “terrified” that a similar fate may come to them.

“The whole block is terrified,” says Sarah Lenhert about the eviction of Carlsbad Village Coins. “The entire complex is under siege and they are all wondering who will be evicted next,” Lenhert says of the adjacent tenants. She says the eviction, which was “a complete surprise,” gave the collectable coin shop until March 1 to get out of the State Street space it has used since 1977.

Sarah Lenhert: “Danny (Ray, the owner of Carlsbad Village Coins) is the sweetest man. He has never been late on his rent."

Lenhert was the property manager for Carlsbad Village Coins and the adjacent State Street businesses from 1988 until 2019. She is the ex-wife for Leor Lakritz, the man who controls most of the commercial property on the west side of the 2900 block of State Street.

Lakritz is the majority owner of the two-story building built in the 1920’s which has housed Carlsbad Village Coins for 43 years.

Lenhert says she wants to do everything she can to thwart the eviction which she says is being executed because Lakritz wants a new tenant. “Danny (Ray, the owner of Carlsbad Village Coins) is the sweetest man. He has never been late on his rent. This isn’t about the money. It’s about the power. [Lakritz is] doing this for pure spite...He’s trying to impose L.A. thinking on Carlsbad.”

Lakritz gained local notoriety as the man who wanted to build a four-story, mixed-use project on the corner of State Street and Carlsbad Village Drive. That lot is immediately south of Carlsbad Village Coins. That project, called Carlsbad Village Center, was rejected by the Carlsbad City Council in 2017 and again in 2018. Most three- and four-story developments in the Village area have won approval over the last eight years. But this project was rejected by a council majority including councilman Keith Blackburn who normally sides with developers. “It’s not consistent with the Village and it’s too overwhelming,” said Blackburn.

Lenhert says Lakritz made unilateral decisions on behalf of his other State Street land-owning partners. “He wasted $260,000 on the architects and consultants for that [Carlsbad Village Center] project,” says Lenhert. “I was fired as property manager when I spent $150,000 of the partner’s money on tenant improvements including leaking roofs and caved-in ceilings.”

When told via text that he was being contacted for comment on both his future plans for the Carlsbad Village Center and for the eviction of Carlsbad Village Coins, Lakritz, a resident of Capistrano Beach, responded: “I can’t comment on Village Coins since it’s being handled by attorneys.”

Just as Lenhert predicted, none of the businesses contacted on the State Street block wanted to comment. Other State Street businesses who rent from Lakritz (between 2917 and 2981 State Street) include dress shops, hair salons, shoe stores and restaurants including Cielo Boutique, Vigilucci’s, the Doll House, and Barrel Republic.

Danny Ray, the longtime owner of Carlsbad Village Coins, was polite but declined to respond to his pending eviction.

One nearby entrepreneur who declined to be named says that the downtown Carlsbad Village district has certainly upscaled over the last 10 years attracting more visitors who in fact are spending more money. The downside is rents have increased while parking availability has drastically decreased.

Some longtime locals lament that the potential loss of Carlsbad Village Coins signals the loss of a funkier, more soulful Carlsbad, and that only a few local businesses like Garcia’s Mexican restaurant and its adjacent retro barber shop remain as one of the few vestiges of old Carlsbad.

Carlsbad Village Coins is one of five collectable coin shops in San Diego County that buys and sells coins and gives free appraisals. The others are in Poway, Vista, Escondido, and La Jolla.

On any given day you might find a local kid at the Carlsbad Village Coins’ viewing table. “They do provide a kind of community service here,” says one longtime customer of the Carlsbad Village Coins operation who did want to be identified. He says there is a group of kids aged 10-15 who regularly come in to look at the coins.

The Carlsbad Village Coins groupie says that the appraisals don’t usually wow the people who bring in their collections. “Everyone hopes they will win the lottery. But maybe every three months or so someone comes in with a coin that is really spectacular. It’s usually a $20 gold coin that may be worth $10,000 to $50,000.” Gold coins were minted from 1799 to 1933. The customer says that most gold coins are usually just worth their gold weight value which is about $1600.

“Basically you can expect coins to increase in value five per cent a year which means they double in value every 20 years,” says the customer who adds says that the most popular collectable coin is the silver dollar, but that pennies just aren’t worth much “…because they made so many of them.”

Susan Guiterrez, president of the Carlsbad Historical Society, says her club does not take positions on specific issues. “We don’t want to get into what people can or can not do.” Yet she does lament that area youth can not have the experience enjoyed by her now grown sons. “There were places they could visit by just walking around downtown. There was that store with rubber stamps, the store that just had board games, Village Coins and the Grand Deli. I miss the variety.”

Mike Downs closed his popular breakfast-and-lunch Grand Deli five years ago after 28 years when a new landlord bumped his rent by 65 per cent. The 5,000 square foot building he was in sold for $2.1-million. “My mechanic owned Carlsbad Auto Technology [on State Street] for 25 years. They came in and said he had 90 days to get out. He tried to find a new spot but he couldn’t find one. I still use him but like me, he now works as an employee.”

Meanwhile Lenhert says she will fight “tooth and nail” on behalf of Danny Ray’s Carlsbad Village Coin store, including hiring an attorney. “Leor [Lakritz] does not believe that any of the other partners have any knowledge of this eviction and the pending lawsuit.”

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I feel bad for this business, especially since they've been there since 1977. Unfortunately, if you rent the space, the landlord can evict you.

Feb. 25, 2020

I have purchased coins and numismatic supplies over the years from Carlsbad Village Coins and it is always my first stop. I hope he does remain in North County and without the greedy landlord.

Feb. 25, 2020
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Feb. 26, 2020
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Feb. 26, 2020

I swear there is no more loyalty, they have been there for 43 years! When is enough enough? These tenants need some type of protection to keep away these greedy and heartless landlords.

Feb. 26, 2020

Socks....of course a tenant can be evicted. But if you want to be doing business in a public forum (like getting city council approval) and if what Sarah Lenhert is true regarding malicious intent, on what planet was this action a good business move?

Feb. 26, 2020

Ken... it's not a good business move. I don't know the details (except what I read in your article) but it's abundantly clear he's a greedy landlord. And most businesses can't afford to buy the land. It's not any different than renting a home. If the landlord wants you gone - you're gone.

I hope she fights it "tooth and nail" but legally, does she have any ground to stand on?

Feb. 26, 2020

When it comes to retail space, we are (or soon will be) facing a huge glut of it. The 'net sales are eating the heart out of bricks-and-mortar retailing. The result will be whole strip centers that have lost their tenants, except for the fast food joints. But Carlsbad Village is an exception . . . so far. It has foot traffic, Oh boy, does it have foot traffic! Much of that comes from tourists, but they don't account for all of it. This rapacious landlord wants to cash in on the boom-town atmosphere of the Village, and is proceeding to do just that. But the last laugh may be on him when there is nobody ready to move in to his retailing "palacio" on the corner and pay whopping rents to be there.

I suppose we'll see.

Feb. 26, 2020

My dad was a landlord. When there was a glut of space on the market his properties were full. When there was a lack of available space none of his tenants moved. I asked him why he had long time tenants and no space available. He told me that he kept his rents slightly below market and worked with his tenants in the bad times and did not take advantage of them in the good times. He had few problems and only one eviction in over 40 years. He made a lot of money and his tenants did too. When he was 80 he sold off his properties.

Feb. 27, 2020

I am assuming but am not sure that her legal ground may be that Lakritz did not inform the other partners....which she says makes up 25%.

Feb. 26, 2020

The players:

Sarah Lenhert, ex-wife of landlord, and previous manager, obviously has an agenda having nothing to do with the coin shop.

Leor Lakritz, landlord who has every right to do whatever he wants with his properties, as long as they fit city code and plans.

Danny Ray, tenant of property.

The ex-wife is an irrelevant 3rd party. She has brought half a dozen circumstances which have nothing to do with the coin shop into the story to bolster her agenda.

Language like greedy landlords, rapacious landlords, don't add anything to the conversation. The property owner must have been doing something right because he owns valuable property, where rents are probably not being maximized. How many commentors here own as much property as he? Do any commentors know the specifics of the rental agreements? Many agreements allow for the prop owner to get a % of profits generated by the tenant.

I doubt those shops pictured here generate much revenue. The interiors are deep and dark, not very inviting for a retail business. I've been here for 40 years and have never visited the coin shop, virtually everytime I've driven by the iron gates are up.

Feb. 27, 2020

Most shopping center and strip mall leases are triple net. Large malls have triple net plus percentage. When landlords maximize their rents they are the first to lose tenants when the economy cycles south. Most small businesses operate on a thin profit margin and it does not take much of an economic disruption, think Corona virus, to put them out of business. Property owners who will not work with their tenants are going to find out that greed does not pay.

March 2, 2020

Mr. Waterstone. You certainly have distinct and well formed views on this. Why don't you tell us who you are. What's your name? Also, do you think that this move was a prudent maneuver or a p.r. disaster considering Lakritz has projects that involve public approval? Mr. Lakritz is not the only owner by the way.

Feb. 27, 2020

Last night Sarah Lenhert told me this via email: "He is not the majority owner. Lenhert/Lakritz are majority owners." That may change some things don't you think "Waterstone."

Feb. 27, 2020

I'm a retired real estate and mortgage broker. I've worked with many different businesses in 92054, 92008, 92009, etc. as well as homeowners, buying, selling and refinancing. In addition I've worked with the homeless, in getting them employment, from writing resumes, providing them clothing for interviews, driving them to interviews. the homeless were men from la posada de guadalupe. I've also placed them in sober homes where they could live with other sober men. Most of these men were veterans. I have bank accounts in 3 village banks; CA BT; B of A and Union bank.

Whover the owner of record is, Lenhert has an ulterior agenda. How do I know that? 50 years of dealing with human beings who either own or want to own real estate. The coin dealer will be gone and so will the clothing shop with the rolling rack of clothing on the pavement. 5 years from now there will be mostly bars and restaurants on this street on the northside of CVD. I have no dog in this fight, just an interested citizen.

Feb. 27, 2020

Mr. "Waterstone,"...don't know what your good works has to do with anything. My point was, IF this eviction was malicious and had nothing to do with money or failure to pay rent on time, doesn't it seem like this is a major mistake for a developer who relies on public approval for the success of his business model? By the way, for being such a champion of the underdog, sure does seem like you awfully cynical.

Feb. 27, 2020

To Mike Murphy...I think it is safe to say there are no low rent options in Carlsbad.

Feb. 28, 2020

I remember the older, better times: when there was a local bike shop, with the top quality of labor service that no-one will match. And of a great quality sales camera store, as a neighbor --- on ELM AVE. Between State/R.R.

Feb. 29, 2020

To Valerie Rounsfull's 1st comment: during my early times, petitioning was the newer way to go, before computers were the daily tool everywhere. As petitioning was much more effective back at then.

Feb. 29, 2020

There has been some major news regarding this that came down today. Will share as soon as possible.

March 3, 2020

Does the news have to do with elections, that are to prioritize?

March 3, 2020
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March 3, 2020

This letter dated March 4 came to Danny Ray from the law office of Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP:

TO: Daniel Ray, an individual DBA Carlsbad Village Coins

Notice is hereby given that the 30-day notice to terminate vacancy dated January 31, 2020, is hereby rescinded and withdrawn.

By: Christine Relph

March 5, 2020

So Carlsbad Village Coins gets to stay. That's good news for the "little guy." Keep the coin shop and get rid of the landlord.

March 5, 2020

While I would like to think this article and the response it generated had something to do with this turnaround, it was Sarah Lenhert and attorney Dennis Burns who did all the heavy lifting. Lenhert did this on her own dime, because it was the right thing to do.

March 5, 2020

Good for all of you. Job well done.

March 8, 2020

I think articles like this will make a difference. Never underestimate the power of the media. Job well done.

March 8, 2020
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I am so happy for the public to get involve and help in this matter . I know how that is , it is not a nice feeling and you would not realize what impact you have on the community . I have a similar situation in oceanside . been at my location for over 25 years and when one of the owner pass the in-law . husband of the owner daughter did not like what i do, and did to me what they almost do to the COIN shop . For over 25 years doing biz. ( www.earthcultureroots.com ) and then you here you must leave, it is not a nice feeling . > I have seen so many biz come and go and no matter what they will never have anything like what started . AS THEY SAY they are trying to find the right fit . and the best fit IS WHAT STARTED FROM IT ALL .

March 8, 2020

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