My question to the forum is this, does the landlord own what is
there or does the parent corporate home office franchise have any
rights to impose upon the new tenant once the new tenant renames
the place and keeps and uses the buildout that they designed?
I believe it depends of your local laws. I once knew someone who lost
a large gas kiln as it was attached to the wall with pipe instead of
a flexible connector. Anything attached to a wall or a ceiling or a
floor that is considered a permanent installation is considered the
landlords property in Denver, Co.
My opinion, which is not worth much, is as long as you are not
representing yourself as the prior business and not using their name
you can use the buildout without changing anything. You might paint
a few walls to distance yourself from their image, might be better
for your new business to not have such a direct connection and you
can have something that better represents and suits your style.
Richard Hart G.G.