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La Taqueria, the mission's most famous taqueria, finds its future in doubt with controversial construction sales

Customers at La Taqueria will soon spy a new sign on the skylight: For Sale. Miguel Jara, 77, and his…

Customers at La Taqueria will soon spy a new sign on the skylight: For Sale.

Miguel Jara, 77, and his closest family have owned San Francisco taqueria, as well as the building that holds the business since 1972, and lines continue to be played from the door all day and evening. But now, a court-based sale, mediated by a recipient, Jara invites his own building – and threatens to move La Taqueria from his iconic place if he loses himself to another buyer.

The building at Mission and 25th streets, in fact, has been listed online since March. In June, Jara told the crown that it was due to a legacy quota that had come to court. The problems with San Francisco’s most famous Taqueria faces are a reminder that many types of tensions threaten companies believed to have achieved permanence. Earlier this month, the mission’s first panaderia, La Victoria, ended due to an intra family dispute and last year Britex moved from Union Square home 65 years after the founders’ heirs collectively sold the building while one of the family continued to run the fabric store.

“When I opened the taco place, I had no credit, no account. My father helped me and put it in my father’s name and my mother’s name,” said Jara. His father, Heminio, died in 1

990 and his mother Clodoalda in 2000.

Jara said that he never took time to transfer ownership of the building, and his mother did not leave a will. However, according to his lawyer Jim Quadra from Quadra Coll, Jara had paid mortgage, property tax and maintenance on the building since the 1970s.

Jara said sales were not related to more than $ 500,000 in unpaid healthcare costs, lost salaries and fines that La Taqueria paid their workers over the past 12 months after four workers left a number of complaints with the city and state.

According to Steven Hassing, who represents six of Miguel Jars siblings, his brothers and sisters have been adopted for decades as he owned the building. “They knew nothing about the fact that they had an interest in that building,” said Hassing. “They only learned when Miguel wanted to do some planning and asked the siblings to sign depreciation documents.”

Two of Jara siblings turned their shares into him and officially gave him one-third of the interest in the building. When some refused to sign the paperwork, their ninth shares transferred to him, said Hassing Miguel Jara for ownership. The court decided against him. Following a series of appeals, the San Francisco Superior Court in our recipient Susan Uecker designated the sale, and appointed Cushman and Wakefield as real estate agents. Uecker has not responded to requests for comments.

“We had an assessment of the $ 1.25 million building,” said Miguel Jara, “so I sent them a letter saying that I do not have to continue paying lawyers and you do not have to pay lawyers, I give you 127 000 We received a reply from the lawyer saying they would not accept the deal. “Hassing’s e-mail actually warned Jara that La Taqueria had no leasing and he should consider trying to brand his name and suggest that a new buyer could take over the deal.

“It’s much deeper than a family struggle,” said Miguel son Angel, who runs the business. “I think my father’s brothers and sisters are evil and try to push up the price.”

The recipient has not allowed Miguel Jara to submit a bid on his property until another bid was received. Quadra said she announced the business last week that she had received a $ 1.6 million trustworthy offer, and La Taqueria was required to send for the sale sign, which Angel Jara lost on Thursday.

Jaras may offer a disgusting bid at an authorized auction on November 13th.

“We anticipate that he will bid higher and that the property will remain in the family, it will be La Taqueria’s home, hopefully forever,” said Quadra. At the same time, the lawyer appeals to the original court decision and claims that Malas former lawyer has failed.

If Miguel Jara can not leave a winning bid, Judge declares that he will transfer the property to the new owner within 60 days.

Jara said that if that happens, he can look for a way to move the business. “I think there’s a building for sale where I could buy right now if I could stay (in the current building) for a year while I’m rebuilding the place, but I do not know, he says. He worries about his employees, of which Many have been active for more than a decade.

“We are in a fairly uncertain situation,” he said.

Jonathan Kauffman is a staff writer in San Francisco Chronicle. Email: [email protected] Twitter: @jonkauffman

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