Skip to comments.Store owner worries about fishy dresses
Posted on 01/12/2006 5:41:47 PM PST by Chi-townChief
The owner of an Oak Lawn bridal shop doesn't want anything fishy deterring future brides and grooms from visiting his store.
Rahim Hamidani, owner of Payless Bridal House, this week expressed concern to village trustees that if a sushi restaurant opens next door, food odors will hurt his business.
"What bride will want to wear a dress with a food smell in it?" he said at Tuesday's village board meeting.
The new restaurant, Sushi Thaime, 4959 W. 95th St., will have 27 seats and serve sushi along with Thai food.
Owner So Jin Yuan said her Evergreen Park restaurant, Sesame Inn, has been a success over the last six years.
"We have a lot of Oak Lawn customers who drive to Evergreen Park for lunch," she said. "I think there will be plenty of customers in Oak Lawn."
Trustees approved her restaurant request but only after lengthy debate on the ventilation system that will be used.
Yuan and her architect told trustees that a "negative pressure" ventilation system will be used, which will basically suck any odor out of the restaurant and push it into the air. A report prepared by the village indicates that the system complies with the health code.
"There won't be any problems," Yuan said.
Trustee Bob Streit, in whose 3rd District the businesses are located, made Yuan agree that if there were any odor problems, they would be addressed promptly.
Hamidani is hopeful but still skeptical that food odors won't be wafting into his shop.
He said his bridal shop and the sushi restaurant were once part of the same space. A wall was added a few years ago to separate the two. However, there's a common attic between the two areas where smells could move through, he said.
"When they were painting over there, we could smell it in our store," Hamidani said. "I'll wait and see what kind of magic they can create to get rid of the food smells."
That's why they make Fabreeze!
The first clue that you are in a bad Sushi Restaurant is that you can smell the 'fishy' smell when you walk in.
As if the wedding is the last time the groom is going to smell, oh, nevermind.
I have no idea what a "village trustee" is, but in my neck of the woods a tenant has absolutely no say in to whom a landlord rents a space.
Funny -- she DID look like Yoda...
I took his word on the "Charlie-the-Tuna" monicker.
Lol, either way, it was a baaad "first."
Oh guys....please don't go there.
What rubbish. Fresh fish -- FRESH fish -- never smells fishy; if you're buying a fish and it smells the tiniest bit ''fishy'' -- buy something else.
Fish and seafood used in good sushi is invariably marinated or brined in some fashion (they are several dozen traditional methods, varying only by the type of fish, shellfish, and seafood). The only odor coming from good sushi is that of the marinade (and this should not be strong at all, if properly prepared) or from the garnish or sauce (wasabi and ginger obviously have distinct aromas, right?).
Either this dress shop chap is blowing smoke (doesn't like his neighbour, perhaps?) or the restaurant chap serves crap for fish.
Who wants to wager there's a bit more history between these two than is mentioned in the ''article''? I'll take ''Personal Problems'' for $500, Alex.
Bingo! Spot on!
It is more likly a fish aroma would emanate from a payless bride.