AUSTIN (KXAN) – Austin Community College and No-Comply Skateshop entered into a new rental agreement on Friday, keeping the store open while owners search for a new location.
Since 2014, No-Comly had a month-to-month lease for its location in the ACC-owned building, and now with the college wanting to expand its parking lot in the area, the store’s future was on hold until the new deal. was concluded.
The ACC has asked the city of Austin to suspend the request to demolish the building in the event of non-compliance. The ACC said it would work with Bingham and other company stakeholders to “find a long-term solution.” ACC purchased the building in 2009.
“I am delighted to announce that VAC is committed to extending our lease here until we find new space,” said Elias Bingham, owner of No-Comply. “VAC not only gives us time to find a new home, but they are also committed to helping us find the right place and working with us on collaborative efforts moving forward. I look forward to continuing our work to see what we can accomplish together for our community.
One potential solution, the college said in a press release, is to put No-Comly in another display case in another building owned by the college. With the new agreement, both sides have time to work out the logistics of a move.
Neil Vickers, VAC vice president of finance and administration, said he hoped this was an “opportunity for a lasting partnership” with the store.
“Our goal is to help non-compliance, and we can look at a lot of options,” Vickers said. “Extending the lease for No-Comly gives us all the time we need to get it right
The college also asked the City’s Historical Commission to withdraw its discussion of the building at its Monday meeting and postpone any decision it makes.