Alesia Ellis shows up to the City Council saying that she owns a non-profit organization called “Training with Pay” (http://www.trainingwithpayonline.org/) and that she wants to expand into Twentynine Palms from Yucca Valley. She wants to include in janitorial business and a Sears along with that in the old Rite-Aid site next to Stater’s.
The letter to the city is poorly written, the website as many 404 errors.
The “Training with Pay” is listed as an eligible non-profit by the IRS. EIN 87-0746427 when investigated shows 2 filings with the IRS (1) 2007, (2) 2009. There own website last update shows only a flyer for a golf tournament in 2010.
The developer is asking for $500,000.00 from the City in order to fill a “pro froma” gap.
Sears own website (http://www.ownasearsstore.com) that speaks of opening a Sears franchise store says;
“There is not an initial licensing fee to become a Sears Hometown Store Authorized Owner. Prospective owners who wish to open a new store must have $25,000 cash available and the ability to borrow $100,000 in capital.”
Sabrina “Budjonz” Peukert of http://www.sabrinainvestment.com/ is offering the site in question. The listing from the web page states;
OLD RITE-AID IN STATER BROS CENTER ACROSS FROM NEW MARRIOTT! #00965
COMMERCIAL/RETAIL ENCELIA & 29 PALMS HIGHWAY 29 PALMS
FOR LEASE OR SALE! JOIN STATER BROTHERS,BURGER KING W/DRIVE-THRU, SUBWAY- COUNTRY INN HOTEL JUST EAST, HOTELS SURROUND THIS MAJOR CENTER – PRIME COMMERCIAL/RETAIL (OLD-RITE) BUILDING IN 29PALMS IN THE MAIN SHOPPING CENTER FOR THE CITY – THE STATER BROTHERS CENTER AND RIGHT ACROSS FROM THE NEW MARRIOTT BEING BUILT! SALE PRICE & LEASE TERMS, CALL ME FOR DETAILS – STRONG NATIONAL CREDIT TENANT FOR LEASE ONLY! TERMS/TYPE OF LEASE NEGOTIABLE!
18,902 SQ FT BLDG – 1.3 ACRES