At 4/15/05 06:52 PM, TomFulp wrote: Honestly, I don't know what to do.
There have been a lot of good points so far so I'll try another angle. You shouldn't focus on the building, it's just a bunch of metal and cement. If you were buying it because you liked the architecture, or the location, I would suggest you go for it. In this case I don't think either is your priority, and obviously the price isn't what you want either.
What you don't want to lose is the dream for Newgrounds. The office can be any other building and it will still be the Newgrounds you desire. This needs to be taken into account. You cannot bind yourself to this property and all it's troubles for the property isn't your goal, just a means to an end.
Go ahead and low ball, and keep looking at other buildings, you have the upper hand, do not give it away. Remember the buiding being torn down isn't symbolic of your business being torn down. Think of it as another business doing exactly what you might have to do in the future just to stay afloat. They are already heavily invested in that place. Also if they don't have enough parking, and you show up, where are you going to park?
I suggest that since you don't need this place, and it's already a money pit, you should move on and not let any one place grab you, Newgrounds will go on. You can find another place, for the right price, that will be worth fighting for.