Crescent Bar gets a reprieve on their battle to remain on the island

Updated: April 2, 2012

Crescent Bar islanders have added a new twist to their battle to remain on the Columbia River Island after their leases expires in April — or at least add about 10 years to their stay. They’ve become their own landlords.

The approximately 400 islanders have sued the public utility district and the Port of Quincy in federal court for either new leases or $90 million in compensation if they have to remove their RVs or vacate their condominiums.

Lewis Card, attorney for leaseholders in the island’s two RV parks, said that the three island homeowners associations — North Park, South Park and condos — have created a company called Crescent Bar Holdings LLC that has purchased the stock of Crescent Bar, Inc.