C-III Capital Partners and Paragon Commercial Property Management: Allow Duke House of Kabob to Stay in Business!
  • Petitioned Paul Sheridan

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Paragon Commercial Property Management, Inc
Paul Sheridan
NAI KLNB, Commercial Real Estate Services
Jim Crowder
NAI KLNB, Commercial Real Estate Services
Marc Tasker
NAI KLNB, Commercial Real Estate Services
Josh Simon
C-III Capital Partners
John Sobenes
Virginia Governor
Virginia State Senate
Virginia State House

C-III Capital Partners and Paragon Commercial Property Management: Allow Duke House of Kabob to Stay in Business!

    1. Loyal Customers of Duke House of Kabob
    2. Petition by

      Loyal Customers of Duke House of Kabob

      Alexandria, VA

Save Duke House of Kabob! Give Khosrou Nazemzadeh a Chance to Speak and to Renew His Lease!

Duke House of Kabob in Alexandria, Virginia has been in business for 20 years. It’s a staple in Alexandria, VA and the entire DC Metro Region. Now it’s being forced to close against its wishes.

Recently, the property where DHOK is located had a change in ownership. This occurred just prior to the end of DHOK’s lease. We welcomed our new landlord and attempted to engage in a good faith negotiation with their brokers. After several communications, the landlord’s brokers stopped communicating with us altogether. A new deal was never reached prior to the lease expiration. 

Several weeks later we learned that a new tenant had signed a lease for DHOK’s space. We were shocked. We contacted the landlord and asked for a meeting. That wish was never granted. We asked for an opportunity to match the offer, but we were never given that chance.

After 20 years in business, we feel wronged by this treatment. We were never granted the opportunity to speak and to present our value to the landlord. We feel disrespected, disheartened, and deeply saddened. Our employees, many of whom have been with us since day 1, now face losing their jobs.

During the economic crisis, DHOK nearly lost everything. We kept our doors open because of the support of our customers and community. We are now finally able to lift our heads from the economic turmoil, but now we face losing everything yet again.

The owner, Khosrou Nazemzadeh, came to this country with little money and the dream of providing his children with safety, prosperity, and opportunity.  He worked his way from a cook at Arby’s to a business owner all in the name of his children. He wanted to give them a life he never had. Today, both his children are physicians. He is the embodiment of the American Dream.

He is now at the age of retirement. His children were planning to inherit the business and continue their relationship with the community. Now he must vacate the restaurant on September 30, 2013 and lose everything that he has worked for. He is not at an age to start from scratch.

Our new landlords never gave Khosrou Nazemzadeh a chance to speak.  He deserves to be heard. They also never gave the community and our hardworking employees the opportunity to make their voice heard. They deserve that opportunity. 

Duke House of Kabob is an institution and it represents what the American Dream is all about. It shouldn’t be forced to close against its will.   

Please join us and make your voice heard. Support Duke House of Kabob!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Duke House of Kabob WILL REMAIN OPEN until further notice!

      Duke House of Kabob WILL REMAIN OPEN until further notice! We'll keep you posted, but please keep spreading the word! Thanks Duke House of Kabob supporters!!!

    2. 3,000 signatures!

      Over 3,000 signatures from our online and offline (on-site) petitions! Thank you Duke House of Kabob supporters! Let's keep spreading the word!

    3. We're getting closer to our new goal!!

      Over 2,500 signatures from our online and offline (on-site) petitions! We're getting closer to our new goal of 3,000 signatures! Thank you for your support. Let's keep pushing!

    4. We did it again!!!

      We did it again!!! We have now reached our second goal of 2,000 signatures on our online and offline (on-site) petitions! Your support means everything! Let's set a new goal of 3,000 signatures and keep pushing!! Let's help SAVE DUKE HOUSE OF KABOB! Read our story in the Fairfax times!

      http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/article/20130905/NEWS/130909637/1117/popular-kabob-restaurant-forced-to-relocate&template=fairfaxTimes

      Northern Virginia and Fairfax County News - FairfaxTimes.com

      The owner of a popular Lincolnia-area restaurant says he is being forced to move after a new landlord has inexplicably denied an extension on his lease. Duke House of Kabob and Market, 6301 Little River Turnpike, has been in business for 20 years.

    5. Reached 500 signatures
    6. 1,600 signatures!

      We're up to 1,600 signatures! Keep pushing Duke House of Kabob supporters!

    7. We're getting closer to our new goal!!

      We now have over 1,400 signatures from our online and offline (on-site) petitions! We're getting closer to our new goal of 2,000 signatures!

    8. Watch us on the news!!!

      Watch us on the news! It was your support that got us there! Thank you Duke House of Kabob supporters!

      http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/23260074/loyal-customers-rallying-to-save-duke-house-of-kabob-and-market-in-alexandria#axzz2d7bIOFGH

      Loyal customers rallying to save Duke House of Kabob and Market in Alexandria

      Loyal customers rallying to save Duke House of Kabob and Market in Alexandria Posted: Monday, August 26, 2013 6:13 PM EST Updated: Monday, August 26, 2013 6:13 PM EST ALEXANDRIA, Va. - At Duke House of Kabob and Market, the hottest thing is not the grill.

    9. WE DID IT!

      We have collected over 1,000 signatures from our online and offline (on-site) petitions. We've reached our initial goal in just 1 week! Now our new goal is 2,000 signatures. Let's keep pushing Duke House of Kabob supporters!

    10. OUR STORY WILL BE ON WTTG FOX 5 TONIGHT!

      Our story will be broadcasted tonight at 5:30pm (eastern time) on WTTG FOX 5!

    11. Our story has been picked up again!

      Thanks to your support our story has been picked up again, this time by WTTG FOX 5! Will let you know when it is scheduled to air. Remember to continue forwarding the petition.

    12. WJLA 7 News Broadcast rescheduled for 8/22/13

      Hello Duke House of Kabob supporters! Our story has been rescheduled to broadcast tomorrow, 8/22/13, on WJLA 7.

    13. WE'RE ON THE NEWS!

      WE'RE ON THE NEWS!!! WJLA 7 (Channel 7 Local News) has picked up our story! It will be featured on the local news at 5:00pm today, 8/21/13. Please tune in and share this amazing news with everyone!

    14. Over 700 signatures!

      We're getting closer to our goal of 1,000 signatures! We've reached over 700 people thanks to you! Let's keep up the pressure and reach our goal to help SAVE DUKE HOUSE OF KABOB!!!

    15. Reached 250 signatures
    16. Over 600 signatures with both online and offline petitions!

      Over 600 signatures with both online and offline petitions! We're getting closer to our goal of 1,000 signatures. Remember to forward the petition to your friends/family and add/like us on Facebook: "Duke Kabob" and "Save Duke House of Kabob".

    17. Reached 100 signatures
    18. 200 signatures

      With our online petition and a paper petition form inside our restaurant, we now have a little over 200 signatures!!

    19. Reached 25 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Darren Johnson BOWIE, MD
      • 9 months ago

      The Food is great and the People are even better.

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    • Jim Smith WASHINGTON, DC
      • 10 months ago

      The best food ever, clean and very nice staff.

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    • Robin McKiel ALEXANDRIA, VA
      • 12 months ago

      Duke Kabob is a wonderful family owned business and is part of our community. We go there for the delicious, healthy food and good service.

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    • Christina Hanson BRONX, NY
      • 12 months ago

      Duke House of Kabob is the best Iranian restaurant I have ever eaten at. It is by my family's house in VA and we eat there every time we vist

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    • Scarlet Gleeson FALLS CHURCH, VA
      • 12 months ago

      I love the kabob house.

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