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Old 07-29-2008, 07:22 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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The only Legal thing is, they have to have an agreement with the owner of the parking lot for towing, and, there has to be signs posted. Period, no time limit. 1 second is too long. The sign is the warning, if you park in Wachovia's parking lot, do banking, then walk over to Starbucks and get coffee, the tow driver can still say, he saw you only go into Starbucks. Any private owner of a parking lot makes arrangements with a tow company, then the tow company finds out which times are the most lucrative to get quick cash. They can pick up a couple thousand on a good morning while people are enjoying their lattes. They also know if you can afford Starbucks, you can afford to get your car back quick. So those agreements with those places are the ones most sought after. There may be some payback to the strip center owner, but I doubt that Wachovia owns the land, they lease that property too, check to see who really owns the property, they are the ones that are probably setting up the tow company agreements.

another thing that i read was that there is to be "monetary" kickback to the property owner. the key there would be "not supposed to be". but if there is, "oh well", who's to know. why wouldn't the businesses have any influence with what the strip center does? can't they request that the tow trucks lay off of their customers?
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:08 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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The property owner can, but most likely won't, because, as mentioned, once they do that, then the tow company wont be around. So if you don't have them, then you need them. Its the real property owner that is the one that makes the rules. Wachovia, Starbucks, Walgreens, they are probably all lessors, tenants, in their lease they probably have to abide by the rules of the owners. Ill look it up, to be sure, but I think all these properties are rented.
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:17 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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4739 MEDICAL Dr StarbucksMEDICAL DRIVE RETAIL LP
4727 MEDICAL DR WachoviaMEDICAL DRIVE RETAIL LP
Both are owned by the same entity, Medical Drive Retail Limited Partners. They are the tow people partners.
So, its not Wachovia against Starbucks, They both are renting from the same owners. They make the rules, the tenants have to abide by it. Go gripe to them, they are located at:
MEDICAL DRIVE RETAIL LP
12050 VANCE JACKSON #102
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78230
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:24 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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4739 MEDICAL Dr StarbucksMEDICAL DRIVE RETAIL LP
4727 MEDICAL DR WachoviaMEDICAL DRIVE RETAIL LP
Both are owned by the same entity, Medical Drive Retail Limited Partners. They are the tow people partners.
So, its not Wachovia against Starbucks, They both are renting from the same owners. They make the rules, the tenants have to abide by it. Go gripe to them, they are located at:
MEDICAL DRIVE RETAIL LP
12050 VANCE JACKSON #102
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78230

thanks a ton! i've got to give you a point for that.
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:43 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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My pleasure
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