But rabbi says plan is to ‘be on the sidelines’ during litigation
ASPEN — An Aspen rabbi said he still has high hopes of moving a Jewish community center into the Silver Lining Ranch, even though he terminated his real estate contract to buy the property.Litigation threats forced Rabbi Mendel Mintz, who runs the Jewish Resource Center Chabad of Aspen, to last week terminate his contract to buy the 14,000-square-foot building on 6.5 acres at the end of Ute Avenue on the east side of town. The $13.5 million deal was supposed to close in June. Former tennis pro Andrea Jaeger, whose Little Star Foundation owns the ranch property, is embroiled in a nasty legal battle with neighbors threatening a lawsuit if the sale goes through.
By Carolyn Sackariason, Sept. 4, 2009 Aspen Times