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Bank of Nevada won't renegotiate and plans to close down the University Sinclair gas station at Flamingo and Maryland Parkway, a small business. The owners asked us to come and camp.
UPDATE NOV 14 6:30PM: Ali & Katja (Sinclair Gas) called and said that things are in the lawyers' hands now. We are moving out. They've thanked us for our help, and they've asked if we'd be willing to come back if they need us again. Of course, we said, "Sure." Together, we are Vegas's 99%, and we will stand together.
Location: 1175 East Flamingo (at Maryland)
Here's Ali's story (as written by Gina Sully):
All of their creditors have been working with them and taking monthly payments to allow Ali & Katja to pay down their debt. All of them, that is, except Bank of Nevada.
Ali & Katja have tried to work with the bank and have offered to make monthly payments over their regular payments. First they offered $200 per month; then, $250. The bank declined their offer and has consistently refused to negotiate. They have 48 hours left.
There are already 3 constables there, and another officer of some sort stands behind the counter with Ali, overseeing all sales because all of the money they're taking in right now goes to the bank. Still, instead of walking away, they're open for business and handing the money over. Ali wasn't certain about exactly when the lockout would take place. But it will be sometime in the next 48 hours.
So, Ali sent out an SOS to Occupy Las Vegas--all of Occupy Las Vegas--to make their plight more visible.
I think this might be a good place to emulate the WAFT (Worcester Anti-Foreclosure Team). Here's a link to a video of the team in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTojopqF0Tc
But even if we don't do that, this is an opportunity to show solidarity with local small business owners, one of the groups that comprise Vegas's 99%.