'Hugo-book' scandal angers intellectuals

  • 2003-10-30
  • By TBT staff
TALLINN - As the recent drama involving books and men's haberdashery demonstrates, not all real estate transactions are bound to go smoothly. New owners come along and, guided by the profit motive, are forced to kick out old tenants in favor of higher-paying new ones. Rahva Raamat, one of Tallinn's oldest bookstores, was recently asked to swap its floor space for a smaller area to make room for a Hugo Boss store, which promised to pay higher rent, Baltic Business News reported. According to Viktor Kaasik, a lawyer who owns the building located just across from the Tallinn Drama Theater, Rah...
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