Jack’s Boathouse Fight Now Up to Court

The same day the National Park Service announced that B&G Outdoor Recreation of Massachusetts would be awarded the contract to operate at the site of Jack’s Boathouse at 3500 K St., NW, it also handed an eviction notice to Jack’s owner Paul Simkin March 1.

“The NPS violated the federal judge’s restraint order,” said Simkin, whose eviction by the National Park Service in December was changed to a wait-and-see. “Our lawyer has filed an emergency motion for sanctions against NPS for violations.”

In its announcement about the new contract, the NPS said Jack’s did not put in a bid. Simkin responded that is because of his business’s legal action against NPS. He said a NPS letter to him states in part: “The NPS indicates its agreement not to take any action against the plaintiff until March 31, 2013. So, that’s why this is all the more confusing, March 1, to be given an eviction notice.”

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