More detail in the MarinIJ about The Station House closure in Point Reyes: "The closure decision follows a proposed rent hike and weeks of lease negotiations. The lease, which began in 2005 and was extended in 2015, is set to expire at the end of the month. (cafe owner Sheryl Cahill) said the proposed rent would have been unmanageable.
“We could not meet in the middle,” Cahill said.
Kirsten Hural, owner of the property and stepdaughter of former cafe owner Pat Healy, said Tuesday that the current rent does not reflect the fair market value. She also said the circumstances — a lease expiring during an economic downturn caused by a global pandemic — were unexpected.
Both Cahill and Hural acknowledged that there were offers to reduce and defer rent payments during the downturn.
Hural said she remains “open to good faith negotiations of a new agreement.”
“Our attempted accommodations and short-term fixes, aimed at extending negotiations to a time when the market settles, have failed,” she wrote.
Before the pandemic, the cafe employed 44 full- and part-time workers. Seventeen were able to return after the cafe secured a federal Paycheck Protection Program loan, Cahill said."
MarinIJ Story: https://www.marinij.com/2020/05/12/west-marin-fixture-station-house-cafe-to-close/