Tios goes down swinging
building and paving it over for parking.
According to city administrator Roger Fraser, while "we understand it has some potential for parking. . . . that determination has not been made." But the city does intend to use the property in some way as part of the ongoing City Hall expansion-so whatever happens with the site, it won't involve Tios. Seaver's been told his lease won't be renewed when it runs out at the end of June.
There's been a lot of back and forth on what, if anything, the city is willing to do to help the business survive. "What I said was that we were interested in doing what we could to help," says Fraser. "That was interpreted to mean we were in an active effort to try and find alternatives, which is different. If there was something they came up with for which the city could be helpful, we would be glad to be helpful. But in terms of doing an active search to try to help them determine what their future plans were and how to execute them, we're not able to do that."