Brassard was way off base

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

To the editor: I own and operate Calabash Gallery. Your Jan. 10 story states that Mr. [Russ] Brassard accuses me of not living up to my commitment to stay at the gallery for three years.

I never had an agreement with Mr. Brassard in writing or verbally stating that I would pay rent to him for three years or any other time period. I was strictly on a month-to-month lease.

As a matter of fact, when I gave Mr. Brassard my notice to leave, effective Jan 1, 2008, he was actually very happy.

He informed me that he intended to turn my space into a tea room and was leasing a portion of the gallery to an interior designer. Now that sounds like an eviction notice.

If anyone is full of baloney, it is Mr. Brassard; however, I do wish him well in his new gallery venture.