Max’s Best Ice Cream Will Stay Open in Glover Park Through October

All parties involved in lease dispute agreed to the resolution of the dispute.
The Max’s Best and Rocklands Barbeque properties in Glover Park. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.
The Max’s Best and Rocklands Barbeque properties in Glover Park. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

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.”

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