Riga AA threatened with eviction

  • 1998-11-05
  • Philip Birzulis
RIGA - What looks like an ordinary cellar at Strelnieku Street 1B in central Riga has for 22 years been a refuge for people struggling against drinking. However, the local chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous fears that it could be evicted soon because of a large unpaid heating bill.AA representative Olegs Stolarovs said his organization is funded entirely by donations and cannot afford to pay 841.36 lats ($1,476) demanded by the Viesturdarzs property administration firm, which is threatening to throw them out if they don't come up with the money by Dec. 2. More importantly, he claims that sinc...
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