Real Music & Real Estate . . .

Yiddishe Cup’s bandleader, Bert Stratton, is Klezmer Guy.
 

He knows about the band biz and – check this out – the real estate biz, too.
 

You may not care about the real estate biz. Hey, you may not care about the band biz. (See you.)
 

This is a blog with a gamy twist. It features tenants with snakes and skunks, and musicians with smoked fish in their pockets.
 

Stratton has written op-eds for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.


 
 

SIGNS OF THE TIMES

I had a commercial tenant who sold gravestones and pistachios. His main window sign read Porter Monuments and a smaller sign was Pistachios. Not a good sign. He went under.

I had a tenant, the India Food Emporium, which sold Indian spices, Indian bread, Indian music. Then came the Marlboros and malt liquor. Went under.

You want a samosa with that 40?

You want a samosa with that 40?

I got a call from a prospective tenant for a headlight removal business. Not a bad concept; headlights are tricky to remove. The caller corrected me: “Head lice.” I was still OK with it.

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2 comments

1 Ken Goldberg { 07.04.18 at 9:53 am }

East Cleveland store in former residence: Bibles and fishing worms – still going after many years, as far as I know….
The late Earth by April, at Cedar and Lee in the great Cleveland Heights, well known for attracting vegetarians from far and wide. Started offering dishes with chicken, as a “light” meat – soon after, went under….

2 Dave Rowe { 07.04.18 at 6:25 pm }

What about a tenant selling ice to Clevelanders in the winter?

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