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London Rippers' team store gets eviction notice

The London Rippers’ struggles on the field appear to be spilling over to the front office.

An eviction notice was posted Wednesday on the door of the team’s merchandise store in Market Tower, indicating money due to the landlord is more than 15 days late.

The letter advises team owner David Martin that he has five days to pack up and move out.

Officials at Farhi Holdings Corp., which owns the tower at Richmond and Dundas streets, declined comment. An official with a property management company whose business card was left outside the team store did not return a phone call from Metro.

Matt Dumouchelle, the Rippers’ director of media relations, said he’s not up to speed on the team’s finances. But, he said, a plan was in place to move merchandise to Labatt Park before the eviction notice was posted.

“This was something that we had known was coming,” he added.

Martin and Alison Stier, vice-president of business operations, were not available for comment on Wednesday.

The Rippers, 20-33, before Wednesday night’s game, are in last place in their Frontier League division.

Average attendance for games is 856, the lowest of the league’s 14 teams.

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