Landlord of Brewery Hands Back Three Months of Rent – The Good News
Now THERE is something that you don't see every day - a landlord handing back rent checks.
The Stubborn German Brewing Company in Waterloo, Illinois has ten employees. When the global pandemic hit, owners Tammy and Chris Rahn figured that the quarantine would only last for a couple of weeks and then, they could get back to business.
“I thought, two weeks, we can get by no problem. Then once it became longer and longer, I was like okay, we need to figure out a way to generate a little income," Chris told KMOV4 in St.Louis.
To offset their costs, they started canning their beer and doing virtual tastings. However, it still wasn't enough to cover the bills, especially the rent.
The building that the brewery is housed in is owned by the Waterloo Masonic Lodge. Chris and Tammy met with the Masons to discuss rent forgiveness or a delay in payment. And, at said, meeting, the Masons handed back THREE months of rent checks.
The brewery posted about it on Facebook, and it's gone viral.
One of the people who saw the post was Angela Marquardt. Years back, she was fighting cancer and her car broke down. She took it to the repair shop that the Rahns owned at the time, and after it was fixed, they sent her check back in the mail.
Talk about karma! Good things happen to good people. You don't hear of many good landlords anymore; this story gives us hope for the future.