Sanchez & Polovetsky, PLLC, ( a midtown Manhattan law firm focusing its practice in eminent domain law, is pleased to announce that is has successfully increased the eminent domain trade fixture award initially offered to its client Westbury Market Fair, Inc., by almost 400%.

Westbury Market Fair operated a dollar store (the “Dollar Store”) in the East Harlem neighborhood of 125th Street between 2nd and 3rd avenues. On January 24, 2017, the City of New York acquired the building where the Dollar Store operated its business via eminent domain, in connection with the East Harlem Urban Renewal Plan, Stage 1. Pursuant to law, the Dollar Store was obligated to vacate the premises, but was allowed to file a claim for compensation for its seized trade fixtures (i.e., equipment and other eligible trade fixture items used for the Dollar Store’s business operations).

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