Thank you Jake for the information. Another tale of CEO hubris. Who was the former CEO. I found out yesterday that a new resident moved in on Monday this week and then got the news of the closure. Today (Saturday) the moving trucks are lined up. Has the sale closed? If so when? I cannot find out anything about the buyer and his development company listed as a business in Chattanooga. I wonder if some of the boards members are personally profiting financially from the sale? I think some news reporters need to investigate this story deeper.
This closure is heart-breaking for the residents especially getting this news before Christmas. My mother moved into the apartments in September after my father passed away and she experienced health issues. She realized that she could no longer maintain her home and meals. Mom was ready to move and very happy at St. B; now her world is crumbling again. Change is very hard for the elderly and many residents have been there for years. Our family had no clue the apartments were for sale. When did the board decide to sale? The real estate developer will tear it down and charge $2k+ a month for rent while the families of the residents scramble to find new homes for our love ones.
My mother moved into the apartments in September after my father passed away one years ago. She experienced health issues and a stay at St Barnabas Nursing Home. Mom was ready to move and very happy at St. Barnabas Apartments had made many new friends; now her world is crumbling again. Change is very hard for the elderly and many residents have been there for years. Our family had no clue the apartments were for sale. When did the board decide to sale? Our family would not have chosen St. Barnabas Apts if we knew about this outcome.
I send my thoughts & prayers to Gail children, family, & friends. The disappearance was either a tragic MVA or homicide. Unfortunately, the LE (SM, Hamilton Co, & TBI) failed terribly & reflects badly upon their abilities. Area search should have been performed earlier especially with cell phone ping in area. Forensic evidence will be challenging to determine cause of death due to the decomposing, weather, time, and animals. Inconclusive death result creates more doubts & speculations for the family & community considering the high profile & contention relationships involved in this case. I hope the police agencies improve their procedures & processes for the sake of a missing person’s families and friends and regain public confidence in their abilities.