VENICE (CBSLA) — The owner of a popular sausage and beer restaurant in Venice is forcing a longtime resident out of her home after buying the property she’s lived in for two decades.

Patricia Sánchez and her family have lived in Venice for twenty years and say they now have nowhere to go.

Her home is located next door to Wurstküche and restaurant owner Tyler Wilson bought her property last spring.

Wilson is evicting Sánchez under terms outline in the Ellis Act, which allows landlords to evict residential tenants.

Sánchez says her family works and goes to school in the area.

The L.A. tenants union is trying to help Sánchez stay by using California’s Mello Act, which preserves affordable housing.

L.A. Councilmember Mike Bonin is also urging Wilson to stop the eviction.

Comments (4)
  1. Nathaniel Carreon Jr. says:

    Living in a rented house for twenty years does not give you the
    rights to stay there forever.

  2. Alessandro Machi says:

    I think this is the second time I have read a CBS News story here with poor grammar. Can you explain what this “Wilson is evicting Sánchez under the Ellis Act, which allows landlords to evict residential tenants to go out of the rental business.” means?

    Either an intern with average to below average grammatical skills wrote the above, or what? Please explain.

  3. After 20 years I guess you forget how to go apt shopping.

  4. John Gillette says:

    I guess they don’t want a successful business to get too successful. Trying to hire and employ more workers is a sin against society, apparently.

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