New owner of Mels Bowl is sueing existing owners to sell property

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RWC Oldtimer

Millbrae, CA

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Nov 25, 2008
 
New owner, Lynne Malvino, daughter of Anthony Boicelli is suing other owners of the property to force the sale of historical Mels Bowl. Other owners were working towards a deal to keep the current bowling alley on the property but when Lynne Malvino took power of attorney for her father Anthony Boicelli, she has begun suing anyone in her way to sell the property.

I am disgusted by this, Lynne is not an actual owner and is just trying to make money during this time of economic turndown. She is also keeping Anthony Boicelli hidden so that the other owners who donít want to sell the property from talking to him and potentially coming to an agreement to keep Mels on the property.

I have been going to Mel's my whole life along with many of my friends and family, I donít know if it's actually a "historic landmark" but everyone considers it a Redwood city landmark.

Since: Aug 08

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#2
Nov 25, 2008
 
Sounds like a business decision and owners have options.

Is the land profitable as a bowling alley? Are the taxes payments current? A partition may be required at this time. It is not unusual for husbands and wives to own property with brothers and sisters or business partners.... Some people fall on bad times or the owners have to dissolved the business relationship. Other owners can buy him out or they can go to court and they can ordered it be sold. Attorneys are expensive and eat through the value of the property.

If Lynne Malvino is involved in elder abuse, that should be investigated by the District Attorney and a welfare check should occur. If the power of attorney is in place, when was it issued and for what purpose. Is the power in line with Mr. Boicelli wishes and within his living trust and rights to inheritance.

It may be that "making" money is for her father's upkeep, medical and otherwise. We can't become to in love with owner rights and property we personally hate to see go because it is a landmark. I didn't like to see R & B furniture go, now it is a dealership...
yep

Berkeley, CA

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Dec 16, 2008
 
Well AMF owns Mel's Bowl now and wants to keep the bowling alley and even upgrade it inside and out, but AMF doesnt own the property so they wont put any $$ into upgrades. Maybe AMF will purchase the land if it comes up for sale.
Mark Hudak - Attorney

Pleasanton, CA

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Dec 23, 2008
 
RWC Oldtimer wrote:
New owner, Lynne Malvino, daughter of Anthony Boicelli is suing other owners of the property to force the sale of historical Mels Bowl. Other owners were working towards a deal to keep the current bowling alley on the property but when Lynne Malvino took power of attorney for her father Anthony Boicelli, she has begun suing anyone in her way to sell the property.
I am disgusted by this, Lynne is not an actual owner and is just trying to make money during this time of economic turndown. She is also keeping Anthony Boicelli hidden so that the other owners who donít want to sell the property from talking to him and potentially coming to an agreement to keep Mels on the property.
I have been going to Mel's my whole life along with many of my friends and family, I donít know if it's actually a "historic landmark" but everyone considers it a Redwood city landmark.
Ms. Malvino (Capper) did not file a lawsuit against the other owners to prevent Mel's Bowling Alley from continuing. The property is owned by several persons and entities, including the estate of one former owner and several trusts established by other owners. All of the owners except one - Daniel Boicelli and his wife - want to sell the property. These owners have filed a lawsuit together against Daniel Boicelli and his wife to have the property sold, so that each owner can pursue his/her separate investment objectives. Except for Daniel, none of the owners wants to continue acting as the landlord for the bowling alley.

Collectively, the owners seeking to have the property sold account for 5/6 of the total ownership interest. Daniel and his wife hold the remaining 1/6 interest.

When the property is sold, the new owner will be free to negotiate a new lease with the company that operates Mel's, or pursue other opportunities for the property.

All of these facts are set forth in the complaint on file in San Mateo Superior Court. The author of the email should have read the complaint before writing these defamatory misstatements.

Mark Hudak, attorney for owners/plaintiffs
Bad Wine

Millbrae, CA

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Feb 10, 2009
 
Why doesnt it matter what Anthony Boicelli's wishes are? Shouldn't ethics come into count when one is given power of attorney over their own fathers estate? Funny how an estate which pays for itself(taxes, elder care, etc) needs the sale of this property unless money is being used for personal???
Cathy Duggan

United States

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Feb 27, 2009
 
Bad Wine wrote:
Why doesnt it matter what Anthony Boicelli's wishes are? Shouldn't ethics come into count when one is given power of attorney over their own fathers estate? Funny how an estate which pays for itself(taxes, elder care, etc) needs the sale of this property unless money is being used for personal???
Bad Wine should actually have the nerve to use his/her name. The remainder of the family get a little tired of the nasty rants. Sign your name next time.
JPII

San Jose, CA

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Mar 4, 2009
 
L Heatley - Goddaughter

Sloughhouse, CA

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Mar 11, 2009
 
FYI...'JPII (11??) in Shingle Springs is not Scott or I, or anyone I know of! Very strange coincidence...
On another note,'Bad Wine' sounds more like 'Bitter Wine' to me.
Red Neck

Belmont, CA

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Jun 10, 2009
 
Im mutual friends with the grand children on both sides. We regularly laugh and joke at how immature this whole ordeal is getting.

You crazy italians need to just suck it up and have a group meeting, and you need to include the future generations who will be living with the result for their lifetimes. Quit being so god dam selfish and work together to achieve the goal that Tony Boicelli wanted for his grandchildren and surviving family.(that isnt limited to his children and grandchildren but also to nieces, nephews, cousins etc.)

Its funny how all the "Adults" are too immature to put family first while the 2 younger cuzins from oposing sides still have the maturity to look at the greater goal of the whole property and to keep it in the Boicelli bloodline.

Has it ever came to mind to look at the big picture and talk to EVERYONE in the family (young and old) to see what they want to happen (and what their willing to do to achieve it) from this in the future?
Andria Malvino - Fluke

Cincinnati, OH

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Jul 20, 2009
 
Those or you that keep commenting on stuff you know nothing about need to zip it. I'm one of those (younger generations)that would inherit a piece of this property and I don't want any part of it!

I have watched my family work their asses off on this property for years and take care of my grandpa only to have those on the sidelines that haven't done crap to help come in and say what "THEY" think should be done, or what Grandpa would have wanted.

Let me tell you about "what those that have passed wanted" theory. I realized after my best friend died last month that it has nothing to do with what they wanted. Because they were human and made mistakes and didn't always have the right idea. So it's about those that are left behind, not the ones that have passed.

Grandpa is with my Grandma Lil right now. He could give a crap about the bowling alley or the land it's on.

The greater goal? Keep it in the Boicelli bloodline? Why? So that 200 years from now 200 great great great great wth ever people that don't know who the hell Tony Boicelli or any boicelli was can get their 1/1000th share? Or so that they can say "oh look at that run down bowling alley.. yeah I own 1/1000th of it" How proud they would be!

Why not let my grandfather's children and direct decendants of the original owners of the land get something out of it now that would mean something to them and be a bit more substantial than 10.00 in 200 years to people that could care less?

So hey Redneck and Bad wine and and RWC oldtimer. Those of you being the ones that keep talking trash but don't put your real names down. Why is that? Oh I know.. cause you are all full of crap and don't have the jewels to show who you really are so that everyone can see who is trying to spread this poisionous nonesense.

Quit using my Grandpa's name to spew these lies and BS. You have no knowledge or the right to.

Signed
"Crazy Italian" Andria Malvino Fluke -
Proud grandaughter of Anthony Boicelli
(Someone who has the right to say his name)

Since: Aug 08

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#11
Jul 21, 2009
 
Go to court and let all those that have a piece or percentage of the action (ownership right) present their case. There are options. Who worked there ass off the most may ultimately just be an land investor with a small benefit to live offf the proceeds of the alley and that is not based on the value of the property. Unless there was an agreement to pay for a service rendered each year beyond the gross receipts it looks like an investment more in property than a business

It might not be worth much in a year, let alone 200 years. Timing is everything - the bubble burst and a non-profitable business is going to kill this deal. It is the value of the land not the current business on this land that has the greatest potential now. Most bowling alleys got mugged two decades ago. In the 40'to the 70s you could make money; not nuch now - entertainment and assoctions - teams and friends - don't bowl much anymore and the economy is not going to help any longer. There are so many other pleasures to enjoy.

Ethnicity has nothing to do with this and family members better get it righ.... The community doesn't have enough special interests to keep it alive.

Since: Aug 08

Redwood City, CA

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#14
Apr 20, 2011
 
To be inclusive, I think in the United States special interest information is warranted if you want attention to something you value. Embracing standard English goes along with embracing the positive values of our modern nation-state and honoring its laws - we have a generous immigration policy.

Certainly, allegiance to the United State is more significant than nationality -- it is assumed that being a natural-born United States citizen is tantamount to automatic allegiance; taking an oath by a person of another nationality to becoming a United States citizen is something given freely upon taking the oath, they become a naturalized citizen!

Ultimately, it is about your willingness to support and defend this country, its enemies, foreign and domestic, assimilation and embracing our cultural identity, values and practices without violating the rights of others regardless of the type of citizenship obtained!

Table 20 shows our generous legal immigration policy: http://www.dhs.gov/files/statistics/publicati...

You may be interested in the entire report.

Your post showed an attractive picture and we should go hand-in-hand to support legal immigration!

Since: Aug 08

Redwood City, CA

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#15
Apr 20, 2011
 
I see the post today was removed after my above repy. At least when you have an opinion and post, keep it posted even if it is off topic so people understand anothers reply.
Whack Jackpatrick

Burlingame, CA

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#16
Apr 22, 2011
 
Hey Jack, ole pal...

Ironic that you'd say "Embracing standard English" in any context whatsoever.... Your word salad sandwich is a tasty treat. Put some English in a blender and put it on the "whip" setting for a spot. Yummy!

Hey, Jack:
Don't worry that the OP deleted their post. I'm sure that your post would STILL not make sense. Your posts never much do.

Any why are you inserting yourself into this family's snit, anyway? Why don't you take up knitting or something.
Whack Jackpatrick

Burlingame, CA

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#17
Apr 22, 2011
 
Hey Mark Hudak: Instead of fussbudgeting over someone's statements on a forum that only us weirdos lurk about on, why don't you go do something useful with your life, instead of stirring up the pot so you can suckle on the teat of everyone else's hard-got earnings.
Claude DeMoss

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#18
Sep 17, 2011
 
HISTORIC? A sign from 1960, what a laugh! I was born in Redwood City in 1934, & lived there for 52 years - Started working in downtown RC at age 9 (1943) selling newspapers & shinning shoes - We had some great old signs in those days - I don't think anything 51 years old can be considered "historic" - If that is the case, I am "ancient" - Whoever owns the property should be able to do whatever they want with it as long as it is legal- Citizen committees of any kind should keep there nose out of it!
Claude DeMoss
San Jose
E-mail: Sequoia1952@aol.com
CalHawaiiHomes@aol.com
Lorraine B

Richmond, CA

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Jun 24, 2012
 
Sooo sorry that this is old news. Our beloved Mel's Bowl was flatten to the grown and removed recently (June 2012).
RWC Oldtimer wrote:
New owner, Lynne Malvino, daughter of Anthony Boicelli is suing other owners of the property to force the sale of historical Mels Bowl. Other owners were working towards a deal to keep the current bowling alley on the property but when Lynne Malvino took power of attorney for her father Anthony Boicelli, she has begun suing anyone in her way to sell the property.
I am disgusted by this, Lynne is not an actual owner and is just trying to make money during this time of economic turndown. She is also keeping Anthony Boicelli hidden so that the other owners who donít want to sell the property from talking to him and potentially coming to an agreement to keep Mels on the property.
I have been going to Mel's my whole life along with many of my friends and family, I donít know if it's actually a "historic landmark" but everyone considers it a Redwood city landmark.
hekler

Sunnyvale, CA

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Aug 22, 2012
 
place was run down by tweakers anyway.

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