CNO door-knocked the Zorbalas apartments in late 2012.
The community's struggle with notorious landlord Spiros Zorbalas appears to have reached an important milestone. Recent work by the Minneapolis City Council, the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization (CNO), and other agencies have drawn attention to the squalid living conditions and abusive management in Zorbalas' buildings. In March 2012, the Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld the Minneapolis City Council's action to revoke or nullify the rental license at all 38 Minneapolis apartment buildings owned by Zorbalas, including six buildings comprising 80 apartment units in the Corcoran neighborhood. According to the StarTribune, Zorbalas recently sold all 38 buildings to Minneapolis landlord Steve Frenz, who has begun making repairs to the buildings.MORE »