Date set for beginning of end of Gottleib empire
At least one part of the Gottleib mega-empire, which spans an estimated $2 billion worth of mostly empty and derelict buildings in the historic areas of the West Village and Chelsea, is slated to go on the auction block later this week.
Vicky and Dan Gabay, who co-owned the property with the Gottleibs received a rare legal victory over the eccentric landowners, who they claim kept them from selling the property by multiple appeals in the courts, and when that failed, changing the locks on the building.
The rundown, five-story brick tenement is expected to fetch around $5 million at auction.
The auction date is set for August 20. The legal notice will be published this Thursday.
Updates TK as we learn more.
And more on the Gottleib empire [Curbed]