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House of Jeans on Mission Street is closing, and the store's owner Norm Anand tells Capp Street Crap that it's because the new landlord isn't playing fair. Anand says that his rent has already been raised from $4,350 to $6,500 per month, and that the owner, Mission 22nd LLC, is reneging on an alleged offer to buy out the remaining three-and-a-half years on the lease. Mission 22nd LLC counters that there was never an agreement to buy out the lease, and that Norm is being evicted because he owes back rent. No matter who is right, it's a sad end for a store that has been in the Mission for over three decades. Until the doors close for good, everything in the store is on sale.
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