The dispute started at the end of April, when Max’s Best Ice Cream lost its lease at the small storefront on Wisconsin Avenue in Glover Park. Some members of the community became outraged when it was learned the landlords had given the lease to Max’s next-door neighbor, Rocklands Barbeque. There was a lot of name-calling and some instances of hostility. Now it seems to be resolved. Saturday morning, just after midnight, the landlords, Ruth and Gail Bassin, announced through their lawyer that a lease extension agreement had been reached with Max Keshani. The ice cream shop can remain in the location until the end of October. After that, Rocklands owner John Snedden can continue with his plans to expand into the ice cream store space.
Here is the full statement that was sent in an e-mail by the Bassins’ lawyer, Glenn R. Bonard:
“Max’s Best Ice Cream will continue in business at 2416 Wisconsin Avenue through October 31, 2013. Max and Gail and Barbara Bassin, the owners of the property, have agreed that this represents a fair and reasonable outcome for all involved. It gives Max and the community the benefit of having Max’s Best Ice Cream in Glover Park for the entire 2013 summer and part of the fall. We are grateful to John Snedden and Rocklands Barbeque, without whose active support this arrangement could not have been achieved. The statement has been signed by the interested parties.”