Last week, I was pretty bored.
So, naturally, I did what I usually do: Creep civil court records for random people. This includes sources, but also literally random people.
I love to creep.
Gotten divorced recently? I know about it. Nasty custody battle? I know. Racking up credit card debt like it’s going out of style? No need to tell me.
As I continued to not mind my own business, I typed in “Terry Sutton” and found, much to my surprise, a recent filing from May.
Sutton is a landlord and part-owner of the Brogue Center, a rural strip mall in Chanceford Township where a proposed strip club has everyone in at tizzy.
Evidently, the same bank that has hired counsel to oppose the strip club also holds the note on the property.
And, as I read, they were attempting to foreclose. (Read the full story here.)
Before I could finish the story, a response from Sutton and his colleagues was filed.
It brought up an interesting point: the same financial institution that’s publicly opposing a revenue-producing activity in the Brogue Center is upset with the strip mall owners’ inabilities to pay their bills in full.
This is just the latest twist in this saga.
While reporting on this story, I talked to Chris Cinkaj, majority owner of the Brogue Center.
Cinkaj’s resume includes numerous development projects, including the Hearth Stone community in Bristol, Pa.
He said, in his career, he’s never seen such opposition to anything.
He’s received his fair share of threatening letters, he said, from upset Brogue residents.
The way he and Sutton have been treated, he said, indicates a long road ahead.
He told me they won’t give in.
“We can’t cave,” he said.