Local Gov’t Says Merry Christmas by Using Eminent Domain to Take Small Business Owner’s Building

Local Gov’t Says Merry Christmas by Using Eminent Domain to Take Small Business Owner’s Building By Brittany Hunter For more than two decades, John Monem’s furniture store has been a staple of downtown Brockton, Massachusetts. But a week ago, city officials gave Monem an early Christmas present: a notice to vacate his property. Brockton Furniture is currently located on the first floor of the tallest building in the city, 93 Centre Street. But in four months, Monem will be forced to relocate his business because the local government doesn’t think…

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