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.