2800 Bruckner Blvd. tenants receive eviction notices

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Tenants of the commercial building at 2800 Bruckner Blvd. are on edge after receiving another letter this week telling them to move out. 

The letter was signed by Michael Fernandes, who oversees the building for Steward Redevelopment.

Yolanda Castro-Arce, a tenant in the building, met with him this week after rumors that new ownership would use the building as a homeless shelter or detox center. 

Castro-Arce says Fernandes told her that there would be no evictions. 

Days after that meeting, her law practice received a letter telling her that the business does not conform with the building certificate of occupancy because it is not a nonprofit. It says she will need to vacate the building. 

"He still needs to go through the courts in order to evict us, and, at that point, all this mess he is stirring up will come up before a judge," says Castro-Arce.

News 12 tried to reach Fernandes for comment but has not heard back.
 

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