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Sheriff Sale of NCRF Property?

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I'll check back here as the dates get closer, would hate to show up if its been canceled.

My understanding is that this is based on a judgement to the real estate company of the office. That the rent was not paid for 6 months when the judgement was set (Nov 2010). What is going on. Will the fair still be held or not. Does anyone have any info? We planned on comming from out of state as we have for a number of years but i would hate to get there only to find that it is cancelled.

Renaissance Faire negotiating a deal on back rent

KNIGHTDALE - The N.C. Renaissance Faire is negotiating with its landlord Jackson & Dowd Enterprises over a $22,100 debt in past rent for its office on Powell Drive in Raleigh, but executive director Donna Varner-Sheaves says it will not affect the faire scheduled for next month in Knightdale.
The Wake County Superior Court issued a judgment Jan. 16 against the N.C. Renaissance Faire for $22,100 and $3,315 in attorney's fees after no one from the faire showed up in court on the complaint by Jackson & Dowd . The contents of the office, some props, costumes, furniture and office equipment, are scheduled to be sold at public auction on March 8 at 10 a.m. unless the two sides reach an agreement.

"We're hoping this issue will get resolved prior to that," said Jesse Sorrell, the owner of Rhyne Management Associates of Raleigh, which manages the property for Jackson & Dowd. "They are attempting to put together a proposal."

Varner-Sheaves said Jackson & Dowd is working with her.

"We're working as much as we can with the landlord," she said. "He's trying to work with us too. So we feel good about it."

Varner-Sheaves said the faire doesn't store its costumes at the office and that few costumes and props are there. She said the faire will go on in Knightdale even if the auction is held and goods sold.

"We've got everything planned," she said. "We're bringing in Moonie, the Magnificent. He's a very well known act on the Renfaire circuit and this is his only east coast appearance. We're very excited he's going to come and do our event."

Varner-Sheaves said Moonie's variety act will bring in people who follow Renaissance faires from other states. The Knightdale faire is scheduled for the first three weekends in April. She said 15 to 20 groups of performers and 200 volunteers are scheduled to be a part of it.

Varner-Sheaves said she had started paying actors who told The Eastern Wake News that they were not paid for their work at past faires.

"I'm working down the list and sending everybody payments," she said. "Unfortunately when stories like this come out, it damages us and inhibits our ability to pay. But nothing is going to inhibit the Knightdale faire." or 829-4826

Here alot of good news - the big huge act that will help ncrf and draw crowds "moonie" will be there for the first weekend - they have a nice size sign posted saying that ncrf is coming in april on poole road (which gets a good steady stream of traffic) - i have personally been to the property and taken pictures - the site is huge and is covered in about 2 to 3 ft of brush - i'm going to assume that the actual land underneath is level and that it will be cleared some time soon - my honest opinion is that it's a great site and i hope that the 3 active homeowners are supportive - you can google map the address 7633 Poole Road Knightdale, NC 27545 - you'll see about 4 sections of where houses are plotted and the dirt roads that would be paved - this is all covered in 2 to 3 ft of brush - they have the end of the paved roads blocked off - if your local to the area go check it out and post what you think

Welcome to The North Carolina Renaissance Faire!
Thank you for volunteering!
The Dates for the Faire are April 2 & 3, 9 & 10 and 16 & 17
10 AM - 6 PM
The Renaissance Rally, an event for students & educators, is scheduled for
Monday, April 11
10 AM - 2 PM
As many of you know, It has been a very challenging year for NCRF this season.
I am pleased to announce that Jen Burr will be taking over as General Manager and will be directing the Faire in April.
Jen has worked closely with me for several years and I have great confidence in her.   Of course, I will make sure it is a seamless transition and everything is in place for a successful season.
Keep a lookout in your email boxes for messages from her about organizing volunteers and meetings.   
The North Carolina Renaissance Faire has the best volunteers!
-Donna Varner-Sheaves


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