Outrageous 'It's Just Not Right': City Threatens 25-Year Business With Eminent Domain
A fight over eminent domain is pitting a family-owned rug store and other local businesses against the city council in Glendale, Colorado.
Earlier this week, more than 100 protesters showed up to the city council meeting, where members voted unanimously to allow the city's urban renewal authority to use eminent domain.
The city wants to clear out the 142 acres for a $175 million dining and entertainment complex, called Glendale 180.
The mayor maintains the city has never used eminent domain and despite the vote, officials are committed to negotiating agreements with each business owner.
The owner of Authentic Persian & Oriental Rugs, which has been there for 25 years, joined "Fox and Friends" Friday morning.
Nasrin Kholghy said the loud protest could not stop the council from authorizing the potential use of eminent domain.
"We have to get eminent domain out. It's just not right," she said.
The developer insist no land has been "taken" at this point and "sincerely hopes...negotiations with the property owners are successful."
Kholghy said they've received offers from the urban renewal authority that were a slap in the face.
"They offered two acres of land behind a parking garage facing a street that is not a major street. Our land is six acres. ... How is that fair?" she asked.
Kholghy said the offer was an "insult" because the store currently operates in a prime location, in the middle of heavily-trafficked streets.
Watch the interview above and read more on the story, via The Denver Post.