Fashion Outlets buy mobile home park


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Transcript:
FLYING THROUGH THE AIR IS JUST
ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS AT A LOCAL
FALL FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND.
GOOD EVENING... I'M JACQUIE
WALKER IN FOR DIANA TONIGHT.
IT'S A DAVID VERSUS GOLIATH
BATTLE WE'VE BEEN FOLLOWING FOR
MONTHS.... AND TODAY, GOLIATH
WON. A MAJOR MALL IS EXPANDING
-- ONTO THE GROUNDS OF A MOBILE
HOME PARK.
LOCATED RIGHT NEXT TO THE FASHON
OUTLETS OF NIAGARA FALLS, SABRE
PARK SITS ON PRIME REAL ESTATE.
IN JUNE, WHEN THE PARK WENT INTO
FORECLOSURE, RESIDENTS CALLED US
CONCERNED THEY WOULD LOSE THEIR
HOMES IN THE PROCESS.
THIS MORNING WE LEARNED THE PARK
WAS SOLD TO THE FASHION OUTLETS.
SO WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR THE
HOMEOWNERS AND THE FUTURE OF THE
LAND?
NEWS 4'S AL VAUGHTERS JOINS US
NOW WITH THE FOLLOW-UP TO THIS
CALL 4 ACTION STORY.
THE FASHION OUTLETS IS ONE OF
THE BIGGEST RETAIL MAGNETS IN
UPSTATE NEW YORK--DRAWING
TOURISTS FROM ALL OVER THE
WORLD. THE COMPANY THAT OWNS THE
MALL IS ALSO BUYING SABRE PARK..
AND THE FEW HOMEOWNERS THAT ARE
LEFT WANT TO KNOW WHAT WILL
HAPPEN TO THEM?
((WHAT IS HE GOING TO DO WITH
THE PROPERTY? I WANT TO KNOW
NOW!)) A HANDFUL OF SABRE PARK
RESIDENTS WATCHED AS THEIR HOME
TURF WAS SOLD IN A FORECLOSURE
AUCTION. THEY HAVE KNOWN FOR
MORE THAN A YEAR A NEW OWNER WAS
WAITING IN THE WINGS TO PUT THEM
OUT. NOW THEY KNOW THE NEW
OWNER IS PART
OF THE SAME COMPANY THAT OWNS
THE FASHION OUTLETS NEXT DOOR.
((NOW I KNOW. SOMEONE BOUGHT
IT.. AND I'M NOT TOO HAPPY.))
THE NEW OWNER, FASHION OUTLETS-
TWO, LLC, A SUBISIDIARY OF
MACERICH--THE CALIFORNIA BASED
OWNER OF THE FASHION
OUTLETS--BOUGHT SABRE PARK FOR
4- MILLION DOLLARS. MOST OF
THE HOMEOWNERS WHO COULD MOVE
THEIR HOMES HAVE ALREADY FOUND
ANOTHER PLACE TO LIVE.. THOSE
WHO COULDN'T MOVE THEIR HOMES
HAVE JUST ABANDONED THEM.
THE ONLY RESIDENTS LEFT HAVE ONE
YEAR LEASES.
((WE KNOW THAT OUR NEXT STEPS
WOULD BE TO.. AGREEMENTS, AND
THE OPERATING ISSUES.))
MARGARET PETERS' FAMILY HAS
OWNED HER MOBILE HOME FOR 36
YEARS. NOW MARGARET, HER HUSBAND
KENNETH MAHON.. AND THEIR FAMILY
ARE WONDERING WHAT THEY ARE
GOING TO DO.
((I HAVE A LITTLE GRANDSON
COMING.. GOING TO HAVE TO
FIND.)) BUT EVEN TOUGHER TO
TAKE.
((I'M USED TO HAVING SOMETHING
THAT IS MY.. THAT'S MY OWN
ANYMORE.))