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Junction Boyz will be evicted Friday


Junction Boyz, the financially-troubled auto body and stereo business, will be ordered to move out of the Watertown Industrial Center on Friday.

The state Supreme Court order of eviction will be executed against Junction Boyz and its onwer Edward J. Sampson Jr. on Friday morning and the company immediately must vacate the premises.

On Friday, the WIC will take back the 30,000 square feet of space and the locks will be changed, its attorney, Keith B. Coughlin, said Tuesday.

The Watertown Industrial Center Local Development Corp. discussed the situation at a board meeting Tuesday morning. The eviction proceedings began several months ago.

“The landlord-tenant relationship will be severed,” said Mr. Coughlin.

Junction Boyz stopped paying its rent and utilities in 2010. As of Sept. 1, the company owes $274,370.01 in rent, late charges, utilities and for a loan for paint equipment, according to court documents.

On Friday, Supreme Court Judge James P. McClusky awarded the judgment to WIC in that amount.

As of June 24, the WIC board terminated the company’s 20-year lease for space at the facility.

So far, the WIC does not have a tenant for the space that Junction Boyz has occupied, said William J. Soluri, the industrial center’s site manager.

The company installs car audio equipment and car starters and does custom body work, collision repairs and paint jobs.

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