DC agency gets surprise vacation

WASHINGTON, DC: Employees at TMP Stackig were treated to a surprise holiday two weeks ago when the agency's landlord padlocked the doors at their suburban Washington office.

WASHINGTON, DC: Employees at TMP Stackig were treated to a surprise holiday two weeks ago when the agency's landlord padlocked the doors at their suburban Washington office.

WASHINGTON, DC: Employees at TMP Stackig were treated to a surprise holiday two weeks ago when the agency's landlord padlocked the doors at their suburban Washington office.

The lockout occurred when Stackig and its landlord clashed over a provision in the lease, which Stackig believed allowed it to stay until the end of October. The building, which had been its home for 17 years, is slated for demolition to make way for a newer and larger development.

According to David Swanston, president of the agency's PR division, the developer 'believed we were holding up their project' and wanted the agency out as quickly as possible. Stackig was given notice to vacate.

Stackig went to court to get the issue resolved, but the judge felt a resolution would have taken too long. So in four days, the 150-person firm had to find new space for six weeks, at which time the new space will be ready.

Some employees are working in the temporary space in downtown Washington, about 15 miles from their former space and others are working from home.





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