ANOTHER Khan property at 2639 Oliver Ave. N., blog post by John Hoff
Two words: Mahmood Khan.
I've seen three media reports on the recent fire at 4425 Aldrich Ave. N. and every one of those reports pussy-foots all around the ownership of the building. Mahmood Khan is one of the most notorious slumlords in North Minneapolis, the bane of our neighborhood revitalization. According to even these PUSSY FOOTED media reports, the house in question (which is NOT pictured above, that's ANOTHER shitty Khan property) was carved into eight different apartments.
Only ONE of those apartments had a working smoke detector...
KSTP says 25 people were in the house but god only knows how many drifted in and out of this low end living situation.
Other (pussy footed) media reports can be found in the Pioneer Press and the Star Tribune. I am at a loss to understand how the Star Tribune report did not mention Mahmood Khan. It was only back in August of last year the STrib published a story about him. (By the way, I was interviewed for the story and my repeated mentions of how nobody really knows where all that Khan money goes and, HELLO, the guy is from PAKISTAN somehow didn't make its way into the final article)
It takes, like, 30 seconds to look up the ownership of the property on the city's website.
But enough about THAT.
Two thoughts: Thank god nobody died.
And will this finally be the nail in the coffin of Khan's slumlording? It was only on February 16 that Jeff Skrenes reported on the North By Northside blog that Khan is thinking of selling off his properties and leaving North Minneapolis.
To which I replied, in a comment:
Khan, don't let the swinging door hit you where the Good Lord split you.
And today I might add:
KHAN, GET THE HELL OUT ALREADY!!!!!!!!!
GET YOUR SLUM LORDING, RUN DOWN DWELLING OWNING, HOUSE INTO EIGHT UNITS CARVING, ONE MOTHER(EXPLETIVE) SMOKE DETECTOR HAVING, NO GOOD GREEDY ASS THE HELL OUT OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD!!!! GET OUT BEFORE YOUR BAD BUSINESS HABITS GET SOMEBODY KILLED, YOU SHIT BAG!!!!!!
WHEN IS THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS GOING TO TAKE THIS BASTARD'S RENTAL LICENSES!???? WHEN CHILDREN DIE!!???