with gallery: As part of eviction proceedings, property removed from Dream Nite Club
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Contractors were working Monday to empty Dream Nite Club on South Fourth Avenue in downtown Ann Arbor, following its eviction from the building last month.
Brothers Marcus and Steve Kasham, relatives of club creditor Shafiq Kasham, arrived at the property sometime between 10 and 10:30 this morning to find that passers-by had taken some of the items they had been hoping to save, including several empty kegs.
Judy Bell, a 15th District Court officer, was overseeing the proceedings Monday morning. Bell said removed contents can be claimed by the lien holders of the property as they are removed, but once they are placed on the “lawn extension” (in this case the sidewalk outside the property) they become available to the public.
“The owners of the contents of the property were notified a month ago that they needed to be here at 8 am,” Bell said. “If they are not here to claim the property, we don’t hold it for them.”
Most of what was being removed was being put into a removable trash container that will be taken away at the end of the day. A man hired by the Kashams who did not want to give his name was working loading salvageable items, including barstools, kegs, silverware, electronics, and audio equipment into the flatbed of a pickup truck and an attached trailer.
As the day progressed, more people and a large U-Haul truck arrived to assist in the Kashams' removal of the property. Both Kashams declined to speak to AnnArbor.com.
VR Entertainment Inc., operator of Dream Nite Club was evicted from the property, owned by Dean Zahn Properties LLC, on May 4, with the eviction order signed by Judge Chris Easthope.
A lawsuit against the city by Shafiq Kasham was dismissed last week. The suit attempted to stop the non-renewal of the club’s liquor license. By continuing to operate, Kasham hoped the nightclub could pay him back. He had loaned the club $350,000.