MERCHANTS CRY FOUL OVER FARMER’S MARKET SURVEY AND VOICE CONCERNS OVER DEBTS OWED BY EVENT'S PROMOTER, AARON DEAN

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Updated April 30, 2018:  The city has rescinded $3,400 in fines and administrative citations on Depot Springs after finding the property in "substantial compliance" April 26, for violations and citations dating from 11/30/17 through 4/11/18.

Also comments from city manager Yvonne Garrett on availability of the existing Farmer's Market site have been added.

By Miriam Raftery

April 29, 2018 (La Mesa) – Numerous merchants in La Mesa’s downtown village are calling for the City Council to reconsider its vote to move the Farmer’s Market to the heart of the village on Friday nights. Some say they were never contacted, while others contend they were deceived  in a survey sent around by the La Mesa Village Association (LMVA) about which night of the week the market would be held, and/or about the inclusion of food trucks. One says that her survey was forged—with even her name misspelled.

 Several long-time merchants are also raising concerns over the financial stability of Aaron Dean, president of the La Mesa Village Merchants Association which is currently set to takeover management of the Farmer’s Market from the City of La Mesa starting the first Friday in May, on a six-month trial basis.

The market is currently held  on Fridays, but in a vacant parking lot near the civic center – not on La Mesa Blvd.  The Council voted 4-1 in late  March to move it to the downtown village, as ECM reported, with Councilwoman Kristine Alessio voting no. Alessio noted that other than Borrego Springs, which has ample parking, no other community in San Diego County holds a farmer’s market on a Friday night.  The original request for proposal stated that the market would be on Tuesdays (see request for proposal pg 1. and pg. 2)  as did early surveys sent to merchants.(View map of downtown village farmer’s market)

Moving the farmer's market was touted as necessary due to its current location being impacted by other projects. But city manager Yvonne Garrett confirmed to ECM an email that there is no immediate need to change locations. "When the County Water Authority first began preparing for their water pipe relining project, they thought they would need to go through the location for the current market. As they value engineered they decided they did not need to use that area.At some point the Civic Center Master Plan contemplates that the current location of the Farmer’s Market could become developed  either as a new City Hall or office building, perhaps even housing or needed for parking for the Civic Center."

She adds that the  former market manager resigned effective March 16th, however, (after surveys to move the market had been sent and plans for the proposed move were in progress).

Carol Tolosko owns three businesses in the village: Centifoni’s restaurant, Konnichiwa Sushi and an accounting company.  She’s been in the village for many years, starting with a candy store, and still makes homemmade candies at Centifoni's (photo, right).

“We have to look at the long term good of the customers, the residents, and the people paying the sales tax who are here 365 days a year to make this village work. We’re the core. We’re the heart of La Mesa. We wouldn’t be here trying to work, even through the remodeling, if we didn’t think it was a positive thing for the village,” she says, referencing a year-long street improvement project that included long-term closure of parking and sidewalks along La Mesa Village, which cost merchants a lot of money in lost business, with several closing their doors permanently.

 Asked about the Council vote on moving the Farmer’s Market,  Tolosko told ECM, “I didn’t even know about it until two hours before…They hid it from us. Nobody ever came and asked us to fill out a survey.  Nobody in their right mind would close the street on a Friday, because Friday is and always has been the busiest night.” 

Her restaurant, run by three generations of women including her mother and daughter, also faces potential competition from food trucks that the farmer’s market contract with the could allow.  Plus they have live entertainment on Friday nights and Sundays.  “I think it’s wrong that a small group of people, maybe 17 at most, can dictate to hundreds who don’t want it. I have a petition with hundreds of people who signed it,” she says.

Tolosko wants to see the date changed or the market moved, perhaps to Allison Avenue, where it was held years ago. (Photo, left, the market in its former location on Allison Ave.)  She says she went to a town hall that Dean convened at San Pasqual Winery’s tasting room last week, but felt that Dean was not responsive to concerns raised.

“I asked `What about the seniors…They said, `Oh, they can Uber in.’  I said ` A lot of them don’t even have iphones, they have flip phones…and I asked, `Do you have handicapped parking?’”   In a phone interview last Friday while at Centifoni’s, she told ECM, “I’ve been packed all day. There’s no parking right now on the street—we need more parking!” She added, “I have eight booths now, four with seniors. How are they going to walk four blocks with their walkers?” Some are local residents concerned that Farmer’s Market patrons may park in front of their homes.  “Where are they going to go to the bathroom?  I’m going to put a sign up; go to Sheldon’s! [a bakery/restaurant nearby owned by Dean]

Tolosko says she wasn’t able to attend the Council meeting in the short notice she had just before it began, but that she spent 20 minutes on the phone with city manager Yvonne Garrett.  “She was supposed to voice me in during the meeting, but she didn’t.  And they they announced that Johnny B’s was the only ‘no’ at the meeting  I think the [City] Council should have another meeting. They should really reconsider it,”  Tolosko states.

Actually, there were slightly more merchants who spoke against the action, as well as several residents. During the Council meeting, John Bedlion spoke against a Friday night market in the Village, speaking on behalf of Johnny B’s, Pete’s Place and the Regal.  “To close the streets at 1 p.m. on a Friday doesn’t make any sense,” he told Councilmembers, adding that he would not oppose the move on a different weeknight. 

Lupe Marrujo said on behalf of Por Favor that the village had a “cool vibe” on Fridays that she feared would change with a prime time street closure.

At least one other restaurant owner reportedly came to the meeting but left without speaking when the meeting dragged on for two hours.

Dean had his supporters at the meeting, too. 

Peter Soutowood (photo, left), owner of the just-opened Fourpenny House restaurant, told Council he favors the proposal.  “La Mesa is changing,” he said, adding that the village is “not for cars. It’s for people.” He urged everyone to “think about more than just what’s good for us now,” and to instead look ahead, to what will be good for La Mesa over the next 10 years.

 Deanne Ross from Act II, a resale clothing shop in the village, favors the move and says a survey of her customers shows the majority of them also want the farmer’s market moved downtown, following the extensive renovations in the village. “We love our village more and more,” she said.

Dean himself told Council, ““This is a change. This is a good thing,” insisting that any lost business would be made up for by new customers coming to shop at the farmer’s market.

Tolosko  believes merchants opposed to the change have two options:  go to a Council meeting “in a massive protest”, a move she fears Council could thwart by tabling the issue, “or we file a massive class action lawsuit for interference of business.”

That’s no idle talk. Tolosko previously sued the city of La Mesa after roots from a city tree caused flooring in her restaurant to buckle, and obtained a settlement.

As for Dean’s contention that a Farmer’s Market would bring new customers to downtown businesses, Tolosko responds, “Even when it was on Allison, I never got one customer, except to use the bathroom.”

A survey purportedly from Farmer’s Table (photo, right) listed the wrong zip code for the restaurant, as did several others. Farmer’s Market’s survey was signed by a general contractor, who the owner has indicated does not represent the business.

Multiple versions of a survey were circulated to at least some merchants.  But an early version listed the market on Tuesdays, and Councilman Guy McWhirter indicated in an email to a concerned merchant that those surveys were discarded after the date was changed. So some merchants who voiced opposition to moving the market to downtown, even on a Tuesday, never received a new survey,  and their opinions were not counted.  Lupe, from Por Favor, has indicated she filled out a survey in opposition, but hers was not among those provided by the city through a public records act request made by Marcia Tolin.

Craig Maxwell (photo, left), owner of Maxwell’s House of Books, says Aaron Dean did visit him personally – but never mentioned that the Farmer’s Market would be on a Friday night, or that there would be food trucks.

“I call him Harold Hill,” he said, referencing a character in The Music Man.  “He’s a classic flim-flam man. He came by here trumpeting 76 trombones. His Depot Springs project crashed. His investments went down the tubes. His noodle place is gone…He’s coming in here and trying to sell us on another idea?  That’s the height of jutzpah.” 

Maxwell says having the farmer’s market in the village could be a good idea, but only if it’s on a weeknight other than Friday.  Asked if Dean mentioned Fridays, Maxwell replied, “No, he didn’t. Nor did he mention anything about food trucks. The whole point was to help vendors, and to bring business to our area when business was slow…..Friday is our busiest night. This is the worst idea imaginable. They’ll be taking parking from Palm to Fourth.  He used sleight of hand to get this by,” he says of Dean’s tactics.

There are some unexplained mysteries in the surveys turned into the city.  Farmer’s Table is listed as in favor of moving the market But Travis LeGrand from the Farmer’s Table restaurant told Tolin in an email when asked March 27 about the farmer’s market proposal, “This is the first I have heard of this and I think it will most certainly affect our business in a negative fashion.”  He adds that he was general manager of Waypoint Public in North Park when a farmer’s market came in on Thursdays and merchants were promised that more people coming into the neighborhood would be good for business all week. “The program had the opposite effect,” he recalled, adding that even with signs, guests cars were towed weekly and limited parking shrunk even further.   

Tolin cites more anomalies. “It is apparent that most of the surveys were reproduced from the earlier versions, like mine was,” she says, noting that other surveys listing Tuesday were later altered. “There are several that were a photocopy with the exact same circles around the answers, all printed, and most of the surveys that represented the downtown businesses had the wrong zip code for the Blvd., which any business owner would know.”

Tolin, a realtor in La Mesa, says she  sent a letter and asked that it be read aloud during the Council meeting, but it was not.  Her letter stated her opposition to the Friday night market, adding, “Further, I personally took 20 minutes to poll 6 restaurants…and out of those, 6,  NONE of them were in favor of this proposal. They all feel it will negatively impact their business on a Friday night where they already have parking issues,” adding that competition from food trucks was another concern. In addition, Tolin said only one of those six restaurant owners was aware of all facts and had turned in a survey – Por Favor—and hers was not among those actually provided to the Council due to the change of nights.  “It has also been mentioned by several residents who live nearby that they were not surveyed…” she added.  

Elaine Maisen, a local resident, states, “I do not recall being contacted or sent a survey regarding relocation of the farmer's market. The current location East of the police station seemed to work. No parking issues and easy to get to. I am concerned that closing down the street will negatively impact the businesses that are on those streets and add to the traffic issues as you previously stated. I work an evening shift and see illegally parked vehicles almost every day. I have also had many non- residents attempt to park in our bldg's parking lot on the Date St side blocking in resident's vehicles.”

Later, after reviewing the surveys on file with the City, Tolin says hers was “forged.”  She explains,  “Mine had Tuesdays on it and then a line was drawn thru it and Friday was written on it. Her name was also misspelled, she says, adding, “I did not circle `Yes’ to the questions.See  the survey that Tolin says was  forged that is on file with the city, with her name misspelled and answers she says she did not provide.

Tolin also questioned how many of the 23 surveys listed in support actually had all the facts.  She adds that  an acupuncturist on Palm Avenue told her she, too, filled out a survey opposing the farmer’s market moving to the village – but it never made it to city staff.

David Chiodi owns Tiramisu.  He is angry that Councilmembers and staff didn’t talk to merchants “because there is no parking; people are suffering. “ He says many of his customers are older and not able to walk far. “I’ve had customers tell me they won’t come here on Fridays. If I lose $2,000 a week, that’s $8,000 to $10,000 a month.”  

He voiced frustration that his business already lost $50,000 to $60,000 due to the streetscape remodeling and related delays. “I never got reimbursed…They need to think about residents and merchants. They never asked me anything. They did a census quick so they could get it done without the approval of merchants. You want to see the merchants raise some hell?” Chiodo asked.

Asked his view of the Council’s decision, he replied tersely, “They’re nuts. That’s why I wanted to leave before [during the streetscape] and maybe now I will leave soon.”  He recalled dirt sidewalks and a plywood bridge in front of his store during the streetscape, when there was no parking on his block.

His message to the City Council is this: “Until they build a parking structure, they can’t do this stuff.”  He recalls having a restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter, where they used to have valet parking. But La Mesa has no valet parking and no parking garage  “Oktoberfest is also horrible for me,” he adds, noting that restaurants are also struggling due to the increased minimum awge.

“For 10 or 15 years we’ve been sticking with La Mesa, and now La Mesa is sticking it back to us,” he says.  “We’re not the Gaslamp. We’re not Little Italy. La Mesa is a place for seniors….Now they want to make it all bars, making noise…and I cater to seniors because they are my customers and now they’re going to make these seniors walk …blocks…I feel sorry for them. What’s going to happen to the old people  that have lived here for generations?”

DEAN’S FINANCES

An investigation by ECM into Dean’s financial situation reveal he is deeply in debt, with a troubling history of stiffing creditors. 

 Dean owed the city of  La Mesa $3,400 for code compliance violations (see documents 1 and 2) at his Depot Springs property, a planned brewery and restaurant at Fletcher Parkway and Dallas that was set to open in 2016. However on April 26, the city rescinded the fines and administrative citations for violations dating back to November 30, 2017, now finding the porperty in "substantial compliance." (Note, ECM had last checked with the city on April 25 to see if these fines had been paid, and the city clerk advised via email that the fines had not been paid. We received the notice of paymented dated  April 26, 2018 from Aaron Dean on April 30, 2018 and have updated this passage accordingly.)

Faced with lawsuits and mechanics liens filed by multiple contractors alleging they were not paid, Dean has recently announced plans to sell the property, on which foreclosure proceedings have begun. (Photo, right, unfinished construction at Depot Springs, 12/11/2017)

 

FORECLOSURE HISTORY



Filing Date


Auction Date


Defendant(s)


Plaintiff


Foreclosure Type


Case Number


Book/Page or Document#


03/01/2018

 

Depot Springs Properties And San Diego Private Ban

 

Preforeclosure


37-2017-00001315-CU-BC-CT


2018-0081871


11/08/2017

 

Depot Springs Properties LLC And


San Diego Private Bank


Preforeclosure

 

2017-0522425

 Records also indicate he is in debt to a private money lender on the Depot Springs property.


 

MORTGAGE HISTORY


Date Recorded


Loan Amount


 


Borrower


Lender


Book/Page or Document#


10/26/2015


$215,000

 

Depot Springs Properties LLC 


Karl Luangviseth


2015-0558315


09/01/2015


$1,750,000

 

Depot Springs Properties LLC 


San Diego Private Bank


2015-0462159


03/13/2015


$1,750,000

 

Depot Springs Properties LLC 


San Diego Private Bank


2015-0117519

 

(Photo, left: rendering of Depot Springs Beer Company, which stands partially constructed with multlple code violations currently.)

Property reports for residences owned  by Dean indicate these, too, are heavily encumbered and that payments are in default. 

Court records show dozens of lawsuits filed against an Aaron Dean and/or companies owned by Dean through the years.  Among these are civil suits against Depot Springs alleging breach of contract, as well as a collections case, and a small claims case. 

Mechanics’ liens have been filed against Depot Springs by Wheelihan Construction Inc., Raoz General Engineering, Panetti Construction Company Inc., DA Whitacre Construction Inc., and Todd Pipe & Supply LLC

He is also being sued by Katie Halvin, who along with her husband owned Parkway Bar. Dean issued the couple an eviction notice in July 2014 to make way for his now defunct Depot Springs project.  Halvin told the Reader that she and her husband had just opted to sell a pool cleaning business and devote themselves to the bar when the unexpected eviction notice came from Dean, who also owns HTF Global, a company marketing private label spirits.  Court records show multiple suits filed against HTF Global, too.  Katie Halvin was also hired by  Dean to help him do administrative stuff for the LMVA, according to the request for proposal submitted to the city.

Dean said back in 2014 of his vision for Depot Springs, “My family has been part of the city of La Mesa for 50 years. My grandfather bought that property in the ‘60s. It’s time to clean up a dilapidated shopping center.”

Instead, the property is now an neighborhood eyesore (photo, right, December 2018, by city code compliance officer), leading to code violation citations from the city for issues ranging from trash and graffiti to unsafe conditions including combustible materials,  a site energized with exposed conductors, and bees. While some problems have been remedied, others remain. As of April 18, 2018, Dean owes $3,400 in administrative fines which must be paid by April 30th.

He also has past state and federal tax liens, though it’s unclear whether those have ever been paid off and Dean has not responded to our inquires on his financial problems. There are also past bankruptcies for an Aaron Dean listed in Southern California district court, though those are sealed records and it’s unclear whether they are the same Aaron Dean.

Several other corporations listed on Dean’s Linked In page appears  to be defunct, with non-working links and no websites that could be found in an online search.  He also touts a successful commercial real estate company, but has no current real estate license, which expired in 2011, according to the Department of Real Estate.

Even more lawsuits may yet be filed.  John Collins, manager of a business center at 270 East Douglas in El Cajon, told ECM that yet another of Dean’s business ventures, Mesa Group Innovative Hospitality, owes six months back rent.  Collins says one of Dean’s business partners, Jory Wolf, approached him to rent the space solely to take advantage of potential grant funds, since the office is in a business development zone.  “They paid the first month’s rent, and six months later, we haven’t seen him since then,” Collins says.  “We’ve sent invoices, and called, but got no answers.” 

He says he found it odd that Dean paid with two checks, one for his Noodle Shop business (which has since closed) and the other for Sheldon’s Station, a bakery/restaurant/coffee shop on La Mesa Boulevard that Dean also owns. 

“He as taking the tax write-off for both,” says Collins, who adds that after six or seven months without getting rent money, he gave Dean’s company 30 days notice to vacate.  “Then Jory claimed he gave notice six months earlier, but when I asked for a copy of that e-mail, he said he couldn’t find it,” Collins continues. He says he offered to reduce the debt if Dean would pay the bill, but hasn’t received a penny. He’s considering filing a lawsuit, but worries that with Dean’s string of debts,  he may not be able to collect.

Merchant reactions to Dean’s financial woes

Tiramisu’s owner, David Chiodo, voices anger over the city placing its trust in Dean over long-time merchants.  “I honestly think that a person who hasn’t paid the city and is breaking the law—why is he making decisions for merchants and being sneaky about it, and not asking me for my opinion?”  He asks, “Are they getting some money in their pockets? Who’s getting money from this?  This has nothing to do with making La Mesa better.”

Tolosko says of Dean, “He doesn’t own anything. He has investors.  He owes for that brewery….He couldn’t afford the place between my sushi [restaurant[ and the jeweler…”  She adds that at the town hall meeting, “Fourpenny’s [the newest restaurant in the village] and all of them [LMVA] members were there. I felt like I was at some kind of cult; everybody’s believing everything he says.’

She questioned why nobody was taking minutes at the meeting, and why usual meeting procedures were not being followed, and questioned whether the LMVA is operating legally.

IS THE LMVA A NONPROFIT OR NOT?

That prompted ECM to check the nonprofit status of the LMVA.  While the Secretary of State’s office indicates the state filings are in order, it’s unclear whether the group ever obtained a federal tax ID number or filed 990 forms as required for a nonprofit to claim tax deductible status.  The IRS list of nonprofits is not searchable by name, nor is it alphabetized.  An IRS representative suggested we check Guidestar.com.

But Guidestar.com, a website that lists status of nonprofit organizations, has no listing for the LMVA—even though it does list the now-defunct  predecessor, the La Mesa Village Merchants Association (LMVMA), a group that stiffed the city of La Mesa for some $40,000 for costs related to events including Oktoerfest..

By law, nonprofits must provide their EIN, or nonprofit tax exempt ID number, along with their 990 filings when asked.  East County Magazine sent an email to Aaron Dean Thursday asking for this information, as well as questions for this story on the survey and his financial issues, but he has not responded. 

If the organization does not have a federal tax ID number, then donations made to the LMVA would not be tax deductible and the state nonprofit designation could be revoked.

OUR QUESTIONS FOR DEAN

Below are questions we sent to Aaron Dean last Thursday, which he has not answered:

While the Sec. of State has the state filings in order with paperwork current, when I called the IRS, they referred me to Guidestar to check the EIN number and 990 form.  Guidestar has no listing for your association, only the defunct La Mesa Village Merchants Association.  Do you have a federal EIN number and if so, what is it?  May I also please see a copy of your form 990 along with the EIN number, as required by federal law for all nonprofit organizations? If for any reason you don’t have an EIN or haven’t filed a 990, please explain why.

Also, several merchants are saying they were not notified about the proposed change of the farmer’s market or were not provided accurate info on it being a Friday, including Tiramisu, Centifoni’s, Maxwell’s House of Books, Farmer’s Table, etc.  How did this occur?

What’s being done to clear up the code violations at Depot Springs that the city has now assessed fines of $3,400 and do you have any progress finding a buyer yet for the property, which looks to have gone into foreclosure proceedings?

Also, a check of county and court records shows various state and federal tax liens under the name Aaron Dean, as well as mechanics liens and lawsuits against Depot Springs and its ownership entity.  Have any of those been resolved in your favor or are they all still pending?  

Below are some of the lawsuits and legal actions filed against Aaron Dean and/or Depot Springs [note, it’s not certain whether all of these are the same Aaron Dean, but many clearly are]:

 (Update: After this wa published, Dean told us that the two suits in 2003 and 2004 were a different Aaron Dean, as was the Aaron R. Dean in one  case. He indicated some cases involving subcontractors have been "resolved" and agreed to meet with ECM in the near future to go over details.)


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Party Name Matches  

Opposing Party  

Case Location  

Case Type  

Date Filed  

UC312465 

DEAN, AARON  

RESIDENTIAL CAPITAL L P  

San Diego  

Civil  

07/08/2004 

GIC821986 

DEAN, AARON  

RE/MAX ASSOCIATES  

San Diego  

Civil  

12/02/2003 

37-2017-00046408-CU-BC-CTL 

DEAN, AARON  

SAN DIEGO PRIVATE BANK  

San Diego  

Civil  

12/01/2017 

37-2008-00091740-CU-BC-CTL 

DEAN, AARON  

SDCO RIO SAN DIEGO PLAZA II INC  

San Diego  

Civil  

09/15/2008 

SC145848 

DEAN, AARON L  

SEVIER, THANE  

San Diego  

Civil  

10/20/2003 

37-2018-00013034-SC-SC-CTL 

DEAN, AARON L  

KADER, STEVEN MAYER  

San Diego  

Civil  

03/15/2018 

37-2018-00011113-SC-SC-CTL 

DEAN, AARON L  

HALVIN, KATHLEEN  

San Diego  

Civil  

03/06/2018 

37-2012-00084036-CU-HR-CTL 

DEAN, AARON L  

COUSINS, DAN  

San Diego  

Civil  

10/24/2012 

SC146468 

DEAN, AARON R  

SUNBELT TOWING INC  

San Diego  

Civil  

11/07/2003 

SC149573 

DEAN PROP MGR, AARON  

ROBERTS, MICHAEL C  

San Diego  

Civil  

02/23/2004 

 


 

 

Case Number  

Party Name Matches  

Opposing Party  

Case Location  

Case Type  

Date Filed  

37-2017-00001315-CU-BC-CTL 

DEPOT SPRINGS BEER COMPANY  

WHEELIHAN CONSTRUCTION INC  

San Diego  

Civil  

01/12/2017 

37-2018-00013034-SC-SC-CTL 

DEPOT SPRINGS BEER COMPANY LLC  

KADER, STEVEN MAYER  

San Diego  

Civil  

03/15/2018 

37-2018-00008147-CU-BC-CTL 

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC  

FORD, MICHAEL R  

San Diego  

Civil  

02/15/2018 

37-2017-00048367-CL-R3-CTL 

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC  

CONTINENTAL COMMERCIAL GROUP  

San Diego  

Civil  

12/14/2017 

37-2017-00001315-CU-BC-CTL 

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC  

WHEELIHAN CONSTRUCTION INC  

San Diego  

Civil  

01/12/2017 

37-2017-00001315-CU-BC-CTL 

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC  

WHEELIHAN CONSTRUCTION INC  

San Diego  

Civil  

01/12/2017 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ALARMCO SECURITY SYSTEMS INC

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STATE OF CALIFORNIA FRANCHISE TAX BOARD

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WHEELIHAN CONSTRUCTION INC

2017-0029078

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NOTICE OF PENDING ACTION

 

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2015-0462161

09/01/2015

AGREEMENT

 

OR

   

9

   

10

From

DEPOT SPRINGS BEER COMPANY LLC

SAN DIEGO PRIVATE BANK

2015-0462162

09/01/2015

ASSIGNMENT OF LEASE

 

OR

   

10

   

10

From

DEPOT SPRINGS BEER COMPANY LLC

SAN DIEGO PRIVATE BANK

2015-0462162

09/01/2015

SUBORDINATION AGREEMENT

 

OR

   

11

   

5

To

DEPOT SPRINGS BEER COMPANY LLC

F & K CORPORATION

2015-0618289

12/02/2015

LEASE

4855501200

     

12

   

8

From

DEPOT SPRINGS BEER COMPANY LLC

SAN DIEGO PRIVATE BANK

2016-0119274

03/17/2016

SUBORDINATION AGREEMENT

 

OR

   

13

   

8

To

DEPOT SPRINGS BEER COMPANY LLC

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

2016-0119274

03/17/2016

ASSIGNMENT OF LEASE

 

OR

   

14

   

3

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES

CERTIFIED CONCRETE INC

2016-0681024

12/13/2016

MECHANICS LIEN

 

OR

   

15

   

4

To

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES

WHEELIHAN CONSTRUCTION INC

2018-0081871

03/01/2018

WITHDRAWAL

 

OR

   

16

   

2

To

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

DEAN NELLY ROSS

2015-0073736

02/19/2015

DEED

4855501100

OR

   

17

   

11

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

SAN DIEGO PRIVATE BANK

2015-0117519

03/13/2015

DEED OF TRUST

 

OR

   

18

   

7

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

SAN DIEGO PRIVATE BANK

2015-0117520

03/13/2015

ASSIGNMENT OF RENTS

 

OR

   

19

   

9

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

SAN DIEGO PRIVATE BANK

2015-0117522

03/13/2015

SUBORDINATION AGREEMENT

 

OR

   

20

   

9

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

SAN DIEGO PRIVATE BANK

2015-0117522

03/13/2015

ASSIGNMENT OF LEASE

 

OR

   

21

   

2

To

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

CONVOY TOFU HOUSE INC

2015-0182085

04/16/2015

NOTICE OF INTENDED TRANSFER OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE

 

OR

   

22

   

9

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

SAN DIEGO PRIVATE BANK

2015-0247323

05/15/2015

SUBORDINATION AGREEMENT

       

23

   

15

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

SAN DIEGO PRIVATE BANK

2015-0247324

05/15/2015

SUBORDINATION AGREEMENT

 

OR

   

24

   

4

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC COMPANY

2015-0444102

08/21/2015

EASEMENT

4855501100

OR

   

25

   

13

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

SAN DIEGO PRIVATE BANK

2015-0462159

09/01/2015

DEED OF TRUST

 

OR

   

26

   

7

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

SAN DIEGO PRIVATE BANK

2015-0462160

09/01/2015

ASSIGNMENT OF RENTS

 

OR

   

27

   

16

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

SAN DIEGO PRIVATE BANK

2015-0462161

09/01/2015

AGREEMENT

 

OR

   

28

   

10

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

SAN DIEGO PRIVATE BANK

2015-0462162

09/01/2015

SUBORDINATION AGREEMENT

 

OR

   

29

   

11

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

SAN DIEGO PRIVATE BANK

2015-0462163

09/01/2015

SUBORDINATION AGREEMENT

 

OR

   

30

   

12

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

SAN DIEGO PRIVATE BANK

2015-0462164

09/01/2015

SUBORDINATION AGREEMENT

 

OR

   

31

   

7

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

 

2015-0483415

09/14/2015

AGREEMENT

 

OR

   

32

   

5

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

CITY OF LA MESA

2015-0488064

09/16/2015

EASEMENT

 

OR

   

33

   

4

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

LUANGVISETH KARL

2015-0558315

10/26/2015

DEED OF TRUST

       

34

   

4

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

LUANGVISETH KARL

2015-0558315

10/26/2015

ASSIGNMENT OF RENTS

 

OR

   

35

   

2

To

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

SAN DIEGO PRIVATE BANK

2016-0051931

02/05/2016

RECONVEYANCE

 

OR

   

36

   

4

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

SAN DIEGO PRIVATE BANK

2016-0119272

03/17/2016

MODIFICATION OF DEED OF TRUST

 

OR

   

37

   

8

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

SAN DIEGO PRIVATE BANK

2016-0119273

03/17/2016

SUBORDINATION AGREEMENT

 

OR

   

38

   

8

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

SAN DIEGO PRIVATE BANK

2016-0119274

03/17/2016

SUBORDINATION AGREEMENT

 

OR

   

39

   

8

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

DEPOT SPRINGS BEER COMPANY LLC

2016-0119274

03/17/2016

ASSIGNMENT OF LEASE

 

OR

   

40

   

6

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

HELIX WATER DISTRICT

2016-0383895

07/29/2016

EASEMENT

4855501100

OR

   

41

   

3

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

WHEELIHAN CONSTRUCTION INC

2016-0677474

12/09/2016

MECHANICS LIEN

 

OR

   

42

   

2

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

RAOZ GENERAL ENGINEERING

2016-0718106

12/30/2016

MECHANICS LIEN

 

OR

   

43

   

3

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

PANETTI CONSTRUCTION COMPANY INC

2017-0017208

01/11/2017

MECHANICS LIEN

 

OR

   

44

   

3

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

D A WHITACRE CONSTRUCTION INC

2017-0027274

01/18/2017

MECHANICS LIEN

       
 

45

   

5

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

WHEELIHAN CONSTRUCTION INC

2017-0029078

01/19/2017

NOTICE OF PENDING ACTION

 

OR

   

46

   

2

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

TODD PIPE & SUPPLY LLC

2017-0030837

01/20/2017

MECHANICS LIEN

 

OR

   

47

   

1

To

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

TODD PIPE & SUPPLY LLC

2017-0143378

03/30/2017

RELEASE

 

OR

   

48

   

2

To

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

ECIB OF SAN DIEGO LLC

2017-0353932

08/04/2017

NOTICE OF INTENDED TRANSFER OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE

 

OR

   

49

   

1

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

STATE OF CALIFORNIA FRANCHISE TAX BOARD

2017-0417923

09/12/2017

NOTICE OF STATE TAX LIEN

 

OR

   

50

   

5

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

 

2017-0522425

11/08/2017

NOTICE OF DEFAULT

 

OR

   

51

   

4

From

DEPOT SPRINGS PROPERTIES LLC

WHEELIHAN CONSTRUCTION INC

2018-0047814

02/06/2018

BOND

       
                                                         

 

Suits against HTF Global Partners:

Case Number  

Party Name Matches  

Opposing Party  

Case Location  

Case Type  

Date Filed  

37-2016-00023471-CU-BC-CTL 

HTF GLOBAL LIMITED  

MHW LTD  

San Diego  

Civil  

07/13/2016 

37-2016-00023471-CU-BC-CTL 

HTF GLOBAL PARTNERS INC  

MHW LTD  

San Diego  

Civil  

07/13/2016 



Note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Dean owns Public Square Coffee, which is owned by Aaron Henderson, not Aaron Dean. We regret this error.

Comments

Diversity? New Retail? Refresher?

@Myncali--The village has just gotten back to business after the "refresher" major if you wil, that it went through in the Streetscape project. Several businesses did not make it through that long process. As far as I can tell there are no vacancies in the Village, and the Restaurants most of which have been there a long time who survived will struggle now with losing the parking for their busy Friday nights which more than likely sustains them. The Village is full of shops and restaurants with a street and parking as any normal Village or "Main Street". Friday night is not the night to shut it down for a bunch of out of the area vendors to come in and the regulars who go to for instance Tira Misu who more than likely will not come (as they have already told the owner). We have a lot of diversity already--bringing in outside vendors is not what the Village needs. We need more parking. Mr. Dean has one viable business. Good for him, I wish him success. Quit messing with others and spending our tax dollars. I think he should concentrate on figuring out how he is going to pay back millions of dollars to banks, people (one to the tune of $215K), and countless construction workers etc. That speaks to character if nothing else. The city needs to thrive on it's own and if a little "mystical" shop needs to close down the Village to bring in more people at the cost of the long terms large stakeholders then something is wrong. Like it or not we are still an older population, and us oldies like the Village and frequent it as much as possible but to maneuver in and out of there and walk after work on a Friday night is not what this oldster is going to do. Sorry Farmers, I will have to go to another one. I hope you make it! I don't care about the "crafters" or the Food Trucks, I do care about the Farmers and the natural food products that are made by local artisians who come to our Farmers Markets. Now they will have more competition as will our Restaurants and they lose their parking. It is a shame. Any other week night or a weekend would have made more sense, but not on the one night most restaurants count on for their revenue. I feel bad for them, and they were ignored.

WTF?

It seems to me like the City and the Association are doing their best to destroy The Village. Between the long, ill-advised construction project, the crazy parking meter mess, and this nonsense, I've taken my business elsewhere more often than not. That's a pity, because there are some pretty nice restaurants in The Village.

Honestly, I don't see what

Honestly, I don't see what all of the fuss is about. I am a resident of the village and the village needs a refresher and maybe Aaron is the one to make it happen. The farmers market in it's current location is a little lackluster to say the least. Maybe the move will bring revenue to the existing businesses in the village and maybe entice a few new merchants to join the area. Good luck Aaron. Keep up the good work with trying to diversify this little village .

The city's already hung

The city's already hung permanent parking signs on the lamp posts prohibiting parking on Friday from 1-8pm.
I thought this event was supposed to be an "experiment"? Who paid for them?

LMVA

Thank you, Miriam, for shining a bright light on this dark corner of the Village and exposing its furtive scheme.

ZZZZZZ

Asleep? Yeah, possibly. Like many city (state & federal) leaders and workers siphoning huge salaries off the gullible taxpayer, then not giving a damn and acting like we owe them for a less than stellar job. And just try to get rid of them. Most are protected by their unions.