Friday, May 26, 2017

Who is Nick Metropolis of Nick Metropolis Junk Store at 100 S La Brea, Los Angeles? Lawsuits, collection accounts, debts, evictions - real name George Fragos

Nick Metropolis, Nikolaos Mitropoulos, rita ortega, rita ortega-metropolis, nick george fragos, nick fragos, greece, greek, lawsuits, deadbeat, eviction, collections, nick metropolis collectible furniture, mary cummins, real estate, litigatioin, evicted,
UPDATE: 05/28/2017. I asked Nick why people should donate money for his business. This was his ridiculous reply.

"Nick Metropolis: This place is more than a family business. It's a place where through the years we've done hundreds of pet adoptions. We have sheltered homeless. We have helped schools with free prop rentals, specially for children with special needs. We support our young talent in their arts who come to us with very small budgets for rentals. We reach out to our Veterans and homeless in the alley behind our store. We do countless free services for our large Jewish community (which is where our store is located) and other communities. We offer a helping hand to the less fortunate than you and I who sometimes come here wanting to sell us a broken down microwave in exchange for food or gas money. These are just some of the few things that take place in this special place."

I've lived here my entire life. I rescue animals. There has never been a pet adoption at the store. I've seen him chase the homeless away. He only helps himself. He doesn't pay back the money he borrowed from personal friends.

Ex-friend of Nick's just posted on his page. Scroll down and see the many lawsuits against this guy. Nick either lost or settled every lawsuit. Nick was always the defendant.

"Steve Galerkin: Nick owes me five thousand dollars. He told me 12 years ago he would pay me in two weeks. As far as I am concerned Nick is a con artist and a thief. Not a nice person, just a thin facade. He lied to me and I will never forgive him for it. It is time for him to quit and close the place, he is and will never be a proper businessman.

Steve Galerkin: Watching all of these people giving him more free money sickens me. Nick, start a go fund me page to pay off all of your debts. How many pickers who have less than nothing have your ripped off? Taking their goods, selling them and keeping the money. Shame on you."

___________________

Who is Nick Metropolis of Nick Metropolis "Collectible Furniture." He's a con man, scammer deadbeat of many names. Here are a few. Nick G Fragos, George Fragos and Nick Metropolis. His real name is George Nicholas Fragos. He was allegedly in the movie "The Boost" as a walk on per LA Times article March 1989. Sounds like he was an extra. He said he was in the movie "The Date" with Tony Danza. There was no such movie. This man lied to his mother. He's not listed in any credits for any movie anywhere that I can see. He was no actor.

Nick Metropolis, George Fragos, mother Georgia Fragos, sister Rita Fragos, father Nicholas George Fragos born in Greece.

His father born in Greece died in 1957. He was Nicholas George Fragos. His mother was Georgia Fragos who died in 2008. He has a sister named Rita. He's from Rochester, New York, Monroe High School graduate of 1963. The "Metropolis" was added later after 1987. I don't see a legal name change. He uses two different birth dates for sure, August 7, 1945 and August 15, 1945. He is not related to the mathematician Nichols Metropolis. He's been involved in many evictions, collections and lawsuits by clients since at least 2001. He settled or lost the lawsuits.

He borrowed money from friends then never paid them back. They didn't sue him. They asked for the money back. They needed the money for medical care but Nick would not pay them back. Lower than the lowest.

"Steve Galerkin" Nick is a crook....he borrowed five thousand dollars ten years ago and has yet to pay me back. He is a crook who deserves the Karma "GOD" is dishing out....he is a fraud. I dare you Nick to write back to me...I dare you."

His current wife is Rita Ortega-Metropolis born 1965. She was not born in California. They have two children who are adults, Nickolas and Georgia named after his parents. They live at 766 Plymouth, Los Angeles, CA which is a triplex. They are renting a unit, I don't see that they have ever owned real estate so far. He has another daughter Krista Bates Fragos born 1981 in Los Angeles. Her mother is Sharon A Bates born 1955 who married George N Fragos in 1980 in Los Angeles. I feel bad for both of his wives and all of his children. His ex and current wife and kids friends. Probably something in common as Nick, George is out there.


Nick says because of the rains no one want to his open air store. He said he couldn't pay rent and is $100,000 behind on his rent. Then he had a story about stolen collectibles. Didn't he have insurance? Did he file a police report? If he had something that valuable, why didn't he sell it before it was stolen so he could pay his rent?

Below are nine lawsuits. He is the defendant in every single one. He didn't win any. The most recent lawsuit is the most recent eviction. Nick Metropolis signed an agreement stating he will pay the $16,000/month rent due in his lease. When he was sued he replied stating he wasn't paying rent because the owner is a slumlord. He said the place was in horrible condition needing many repairs which the landlord refused to do. He said he paid to make the repairs then deducted that money from his rent. That sounds like a story to me. It was a dump when he first rented it. I've lived here my entire life. It's basically one office with some covered storage and the rest open.

Nick Metropolis, George Fragos, eviction 100 S La Brea, Los Angeles, California, eviction, greek, actor

Nick Metropolis, George Fragos, eviction 100 S La Brea, Los Angeles, California, eviction, greek, actor

METROPOLIS NICK UD/Commercial (not Drugs/Evict) (Unlimited) 03/29/2017 Stanley Mosk Courthouse 16
CORDERO-SACKS ADA R. ESQ. - Attorney for Plaintiff/Petitioner

DOES 1 TO 5 - Defendant/Respondent

GRAHAM R. JEFFREY - Attorney for Defendant/Respondent

KOLLEL LOS ANGELES - Plaintiff/Petitioner

METROPOLIS NICK - Defendant/Respondent

Case Information | Party Information | Proceeding Information

05/22/2017 Request and Entry of Dismissal (W/O PREJUDICE AND AS TO THE ENTIRE ACTION OF ALL PARTIES AND ALL CAUSES OF ACTION *PURSUANT TO CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE SECTION 664.6 )
Filed by Attorney for Plaintiff/Petition

______________

METROPOLIS NICK AN INDIVIDUAL COLLECTIONS CASE (Limited) 04/14/2011 Chatsworth Courthouse
ASSET ACCEPTANCE LLC VS. METROPOLIS, NICK. It was settled and dismissed. Nick filed as indigent.

_______________

METROPOLIS NICK BREACH OF CONTRACT/WARRANTY - CONTRACT (Limited) 08/15/2001 Stanley Mosk Courthouse
12/12/2001 NOTICE OF STRUCTURED SETTLEMENT FILED

___________________

METROPOLIS NICK Small Claims (Limited) 06/10/2009 Stanley Mosk Courthouse
12/18/2009 JUDGMENT ENTERED AS A FINAL DISPOSITION ON 12/18/09 . FOR (KIM, SUK HWAN) . AGAINST (METROPOLIS, NICK) , (METROPOLIS, RITA) . PRINCIPAL $ 4785.00 . COSTS $ 75.00 . TOTAL $ 4860.00 . EXECUTION STAYED 30 DAYS. JOINT AND SEVERAL LIABILITY
He and his wife Rita were sued and lost.

__________________

METROPOLIS NICK Small Claims (Limited) 09/23/2002 Stanley Mosk Courthouse
Sued and lost.

_________________

Looks like he may have been an actor.
METROPOLIS NICK OTHER CONTRACT (Limited) 04/18/2008 Stanley Mosk Courthouse
01/23/2009 JUDGMENT ENTERED AS A FINAL DISPOSITION ON 01/23/09 . FOR (AFTRA-SAG FEDERAL CREDIT UNION) . AGAINST (METROPOLIS, NICK) . PRINCIPAL $ 8195.17 . ATTORNEY FEES $ 952.50 . INTEREST $ 211.05 . COSTS $ 748.81 . TOTAL $ 10,107.53 .

He got a SAG card when he made a cameo in a rapper's music video. He used that SAG card to take out a loan which he didn't reply. This guy has tons of judgments and collections against him.

_________________________

METROPOLIS NICK U.D. COMMERCIAL (Limited) 01/24/2003 Stanley Mosk Courthouse
Case Number:  03U01188
NIAKAN FAMILY PARTNERSHIP VS METROPOLIS, NICK
Court:   Stanley Mosk Courthouse

Filing Date:  01/24/2003
Case Type:  U.D. COMMERCIAL (Limited Jurisdiction)

_________________________

METROPOLIS NICK Small Claims (Limited) 07/29/2016 Stanley Mosk Courthouse
Sued and lost. 05/01/2017 Court orders judgment entered for Plaintiff Matthew Kramer against Defendant Nick Metropolis on the Plaintiff's Claim filed by Matthew Kramer on 07/29/2016 for the principal amount of $3,500.00 and costs of $0.00 for a total of $3,500.00.

_________________________

NICK METROPOLIS ACT 1 Small Claims (Limited) 01/11/2001 Beverly Hills Courthouse
Case Number: 01S00035 FERNANDEZ, EDDIE J. VS. NICK METROPOLIS ACT 1

________________________

Based on all these collections, judgments, evictions I don't know anyone who would loan him money or rent to him. He's also a liar. His name was Nick G Fragos before it was Nick G Metropolis. He tells people that is his real last name. It's not. If it were, it would be spelled Nikolaos Mitropoulos which is Greek.

100 S La Brea Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90036 has code violations. The main one is illegal storage. It's zoned C2 which is commercial. It's use is "vacant commercial." Owner is Avrohom Kollel Bais. It's a 10,416 sf lot. The address may be 100-108 S La Brea. It was once an F1 use lube rack for cars. In 1929 it was an auto mechanic shop. It was changed to one story 26' x 32' change of use from auto sales to used furniture sales B2 occupancy in 1995. 1993 current owner demolished a building without permits. That whole property needs to be demolished. I've been there it's a wreck.

Date Received: 2/17/2017
Description: STORAGE OF ITEMS OUTDOORS
Inspector: JOHN MATTILLO
Phone: (213)252-3035
Status: CLOSED

A 2010 article showed that Nick here gets most of his items from the trash. He picks up trash then sells it. He doesn't even fix it up or improve it. A man bought Homer and Marge Simpsons statues from Nick. After they negotiated for two weeks and the guy finally paid Nick said he found them in the trash. The guy who bought the statues said Nick's shop is actually a junkyard. I've been there and I agree. It's all trash. Anyway the guy had to spend a bit of money restoring the statues. I bet he just scans craigslist and freecycle for free listings.

If you want some cool items, try Olde Good Things here https://ogtstore.com/grand-ave-los-angeles They're items are indoor. They list them on their website.

The LA Times refers to Nick's place as a "rabbit hole," "permanent yard sale," "oddity," "bargain" store. I wouldn't call it a bargain. I once put my hand on an old, rusted chair to steady myself to fix my shoe. He said that chair was $600! It was an old rusted patio chair. Then he made up a bullshit story about it being in a movie.

I see Nick Metropolis started a gofundme. He wants people to give him money to pay his $16,000/month rent for his for profit business. WTH? It's a business. Don't give him money. He'll just blow it anyway. Look at all his judgments, liens, collection cases. Not only that but Nick is a major asshole. I went in there once. He basis the prices of items on what the person looking at them looks like. I went to move a piece of trash so I could walk to look at something. He yelled a crazy price for the item which was trash. Anything I touched, a broken, rusted old chair, $1,000! The items are exposed to the elements. They're rotten, rusted, mildew, mold, dirt all over.

I just noticed that Nick made it so no one could comment on his photos. I assume people were leaving nasty messages. He's been sued by clients and lost. I also see his wife is not his facebook friend. Based on what she says in Spanish she doesn't care for him.


Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

Mary Cummins, Mary K. Cummins, Mary Katherine Cummins, Mary Cummins-Cobb, Mary, Cummins, Cobb, real estate, appraiser, appraisal, instructor, teacher, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Brentwood, Bel Air, California, licensed, permitted, single family, condo, pud, hud, fannie mae, freddie mac, uspap, certified, residential, certified resident, apartment building, multi-family, commercial, industrial, expert witness, civil, criminal, orea, dre, insurance, bonded, experienced, bilingual, spanish, english, form, 1004, 2055, land, raw, acreage, vacant, insurance, cost, income approach, market analysis, comparative, theory, appraisal theory, cost approach, sales, matched pairs, plot, plat, map, diagram, photo, photographs, photography, rear, front, street, subject, comparable, sold, listed, active, pending, expired, cancelled, listing, mls, multiple listing service, claw, themls,

No comments:

Post a Comment