Emergency Action to #SaveBarSepia
Sunday 4/15 11am-1pm
at Bar Sepia, 234 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Bar Sepia has been an anchor of the Prospect Heights community for 14 years. Owner Delissa Reynolds has partnered with the community to build a place where everyone is welcome and which many consider a second home.
Now Bar Sepia is one of the last small, Black-owned businesses left in the area is facing displacement by landlord Betty Lee. Delissa Reynolds has been approved for a mortgage and is prepared to make a credible offer but the landlord is refusing to give her a seat at the table, despite a prior agreement that she would be offered a first right of refusal if the landlords decided to sell the building. In addition, Betty Lee is forcing out Bar Sepia’s upstairs neighbor, Charity Thomas, who has been living in her home at 234 Underhill for 22 years.
Gentrification has ravaged the historically low-to-middle income Black, Caribbean enclave within Prospect Heights. We have to act now, as the landlord has given Delissa Reynolds until April 30th 2018 to vacate the building. Equality for Flatbush is calling for an emergency rally to tell the landlord, Betty Lee, to DO THE RIGHT THING and sell the building to Delissa Reynolds so Bar Sepia can stay in Prospect Heights. Come out this Sunday, 4/15, from 11am to 1pm to support the community and say no to gentrification!
#SaveBarSepia, #ProspectHeightsCommunityLove #NeighborhoodSmallBusiness.
#BeforeItsGone #TakeitBack #BrooklynIsNotforSale