We've had more than our share of fun with Mary Franson, so it's hard to blame her for counter-jabbing when the opportunity presents itself.SEE ALSO:-- Spiros Zorbalas, the former slumlord of South Mpls, still flying his private jet-- Gov. Dayton's deputy chief of staff wants Mary Franson to read the ... More >>
The notorious landlord Spiros Zorbalas is out of Minneapolis. But he's not licking his wounds.After a legal battle with the City of Minneapolis that spanned nearly two years, Zorbalas finally sold his 38 buildings (that's 752 units) to local developer Steve Frenz in mid-December. But the fight didn' ... More >>
On Wednesday, Minneapolis City Council Member Gary Schiff announced that Spiros Zorbalas, better known as "The Slumlord of South Minneapolis," will no longer be the landlord of broken boilers, rodents and roaches, and overflowing dumpsters. Not because he's changed his ways, but because, following a ... More >>
Will StaehleSpiros Zorbalas, South Minneapolis's most notorious landlord and the subject of a City Pages expose three years ago, is facing the possible loss of the rental license for three properties today. Despite documentation that his properties are rat- and roach-infested, filled with lead p ... More >>
peretzpupCheck a landlord's record first.Is your landlord a dirtbag? The City of Minneapolis feels your pain. It's just launched a website that posts the names of all property owners dating back to 2005 who have had their rental licenses revoked; their properties condemned or demolished; or ... More >>
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