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From RHL to RRH

 

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On October 29, 2009, Sally Wright Day wrote:
After this story appeared in the October Observer, we heard from Dick Johnston, the landlord of the building where Ray's Red Hots is located--and father of its owner.

"I had a couple of people say, 'Gee, Dick, I didn't know you were that kind of guy,'" he said in a phone call.

"Never did I discuss any kind of lease with Troy Slade," Johnston said. "Slade quit paying, so we had to evict him." When we wrote about RHL's closing back in March, Johnston said, he hadn't wanted to comment on Slade's version because they were still in court. But he emphasized that far from forcing RHL out, he'd done his best to support it. "A couple, three years ago, we got an unsolicited offer from the developers of Zaragon Place [to buy the building]. One of the principal reasons we turned down the offer was we didn't want to put [Red Hot Lovers] out of business."

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