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. So maybe he’s really Klezmer Landlord.
 

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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