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Video: Catching up with Crazy Gideon

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Wednesday, September 16, 2009, at 06:02PM
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"Crazy" Gideon Kotzer at his Arts District warehouse.

Before there was an "Arts District," Gideon Kotzer moved his appliance and electronics empire to a warehouse on Traction Avenue in 1991. Since then the man better known as "Crazy" Gideon has taken a hammer to many a television set to show how mental instability can mean savings for you.

Recently, "Going out of Business" showed up on the front of the store building, which Koltzer hopes to convert to residential units.

Last year, Koltzer began the process of securing the entitlements needed to convert his warehouse and parking lot into new lofts apartments. Those permits are now in hand, though the plan has now changed from condo to rental and a timeline in uncertain.

As this video conversation shows, the veteran pitchman is ready to put his honed instincts to work in the residential game when the time comes.

Crazy Gideon Koltzer from blogdowntown on Vimeo.


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