Q: Can a township take a private business which also is owner of the building away using eminent domain?
The business had been brought up to code and is a very busy working business AKA bar and grill.
A: Much more information is required before a cogent answer can be given. Generally, government agencies have the power of eminent domain. However, very strict procedures must e followed and the property owner must be paid for the property taken.
Peter J. Weinman agrees with this answer
A: There are a significant number of facts that are required to provide a meaningful answer. Eminent Domain is something that is hard to challenge successfully. But without more facts, including why the town wants to use Eminent Domain to take away your property is necessary. You should probably seek to retain an attorney who is politically connected in your town to fight this. Good luck.
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