Tenants at South Coast Home Furnishings Centre in Costa Mesa expressed sadness at the pending departure of shop owner Don Logan, who has announced plans to move out of the complex following a lengthy dispute with management.
Logan, who co-owns the Waterfront Furnishings boutique with his mother, Katherine Logan-Brown, said Thursday that he and his attorney had reached a settlement with the shopping center’s owners. The center served Logan with an eviction notice in November and planned to begin a jury trial this week, but the sides worked out a confidential agreement out of court.
Chris Louis, the president of the center’s management team, declined comment on the agreement Friday, but as word spread among tenants that Logan was moving out, a number of employees said they were sorry to lose him. Logan, who clashed with the center’s owners shortly after opening his store in August, started a merchants association to advertise for himself and other stores because he felt management was skimping on promotion.