Mosque Developer Owes Rent

Man behind Cordoba House evicted from Manhattan office
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 15, 2010 6:30 AM CDT
Mosque Developer Owes Rent
Sharif el-Gamal, developer of the planned Cordoba House and mosque.   (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, Pool, File)

The developer behind the not-quite-at-Ground Zero mosque is being evicted from his office space over back rent. Sharif El-Gamal, who runs Soho Properties from an office at 552 Broadway in Manhattan, is said to owe $39,000 in back rent, reports the Daily News. El-Gamal, whose rental agreement expires October 31, says he's had problems with the leased space. The same management company, Royal Crospin Corp, last year sued Soho Properties for $89,000 in back rent, but settled out of court. (More Sharif el-Gamal stories.)

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