How Twitter got kicked out of Colorado office after reportedly not paying rent for months


Twitter is apparently being evicted from its Boulder, Colorado, location after failing to pay rent for the past two months.

According to court documents obtained by the Denver Business Journal, Twitter’s landlord filed a complaint against its Elon Musk-led tenant last month, stating the firm was overdue on rent payments.

According to the publication, a Boulder County judge has since ordered a sheriff to remove Twitter from its Rocky Mountain headquarters at 3401 Bluff St. in Boulder, Colo.

Twitter is said to have signed a contract for four office units in the Bluff St. building, known as Railyards at S’Park, in 2020, totaling 65,000 square feet shared by 300 employees.

The offices were leased from Lot 2 SBO LLC, a landlord affiliated with The John Buck Company, a Chicago-based real estate firm, according to the Business Journal.

Twitter moved into the office in Feb. 2020 and set up a letter of credit worth $968,000, which Lot 2 was authorized to use if Twitter failed to pay its rent.

The lease agreement said Twitter must replenish the letter of credit within 10 days if that were to happen, the Denver outlet reported.

The complaint alleges that the landlord used the letter of credit to cover Twitter’s rent for March, but the so-called “everything app” failed to top up the funds within the 10-day allotted time period outlined in the lease.

Lot 2 took Twitter to court, demanding that it surrender the property back to the landlord or refill the letter of credit within 72 hours.

Twitter did neither, according to the complaint obtained by the Business Journal.

On May 31, a judge ordered a sheriff to evict Twitter with a “writ of restitution,” which will remain in effect for 49 days.

In the three-plus years Twitter occupied the Railyards at S’Park office space, 38 Boulder-based employees resigned, citing Musk’s internal memo that said workers need to be “extremely hardcore” in pursuing “Twitter 2.0 and succeeding in an increasingly competitive world.”

“This will mean working long hours at high intensity. Only exceptional performance will constitute a passing grade,” Musk added in the formidable message.

Prior to the memo, Musk slashed Twitter’s workforce in half in a cost-cutting move that affected 87 employees based at the Boulder hub.

Twitter’s finances have been dire since Musk bought the social media platform for $44 billion in October.

According to a separate complaint filed in May, Twitter is also behind on nearly $100,000 in cleaning fees at its other offices in Colorado, at 1301 Walnut St., the Business Journal reported.

Twitter’s also behind on payments at that outpost as well, and was served a “demand for compliance or right to possession” back in December.

The company — which raked in $4.4 billion in revenue in 2022, most of which came from ads — is also facing litigation in San Francisco over $136,260 in unpaid rent.

Recently, advertisers have flocked from Twitter as they’ve become increasingly worried that the app will become chaotic under Musk.

By moving their marketing dollars elsewhere, Twitter has suffered a 59% drop in US ad revenue, which usually makes up most of the platform’s profits.

Recently, the struggling company has frequently fallen short of its sales projections, sometimes by up to 30%, and the figures aren’t predicted to improve anytime soon.

On top of that, Twitter has had to shell out billions in interest expenses on a $13 billion loan, including about $600 million on capital expenditures.

The Musk-owned company is also being asked to dish out an additional $100,000 in back pay to eleven former janitors who used to clean Twitter’s New York City offices who claim they were terminated in violation of the Displaced Building Service Workers Protection Act.

When The Post reached out to Twitter for comment, the company auto-responded with a poop emoji, as it has done since Musk decimated its communications team in November.

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