PHILADELPHIA (AP) — There's a lot of trouble brewing next to a coffee house in a fast-developing Philadelphia neighborhood.
The lot is owned by the city and has sat vacant for several decades. The coffee shop is owned by Ori Feibush, a real estate developer who cleared the trash-strewn parcel and created a welcoming spot for his customers.
It may sound like a win-win, but the now-sparkling urban respite has angered city officials. They say Feibush shouldn't have done work on a lot he doesn't own and shouldn't be using taxpayer-owned property to benefit his business.
Feibush says he spent at least $20,000 to beautify the lot.
Feibush is one of four people the city says want to buy the lot. It's unclear when a buyer will be picked.