Skip to comments.Mall Merchant Has Lease Terminated for Selling NoBama Stickers!
Posted on 09/25/2009 6:13:01 PM PDT by ThankGod4W
Dan Fuchs is a local businessman who set up a graphic arts kiosk at The Johnson City, Tennessee mall. Business was slow until a customer suggested he try selling stickers with the NoBama message. Business picked up and he expanded his line of 'anti-Obama' stickers.
Today, mall administration terminated Fuchs' lease after it began receiving complaints about the allegedly 'anti-Obama' merchandise. Fuchs said he also sold 'pro-Obama' stickers, but the mall administration felt he wasn't offering a fair balance between anti and pro Obama stickers.
In the video story on Channel 11's website, the mall spokeswoman inexplicably says that the mall asked Mr. Fuchs to sell more pro-Obama merchandise or risk termination! The local media interviewed Fuchs in the last day or so about the controversy. Thereafter, in obvious retaliation, the mall terminated Fuchs' lease.
You really need to follow the link and watch the video report of this story. The mall spokeswoman, again inexplicably, says that Fuchs told her he didn't vote for Obama and was appalled by some of the president's actions. Apparently, Mr. Fuchs is not allowed to feel that way and remain a merchant in the Johnson City, Tennessee Mall.
Does anyone want to guess what would've happened if, say, Fuchs began by selling Pro-Obama stickers and people lodged complaints with the mall? We would've been told to jump in a lake.
It is surprising when you watch the video report to see that Dan Fuchs is not some smart-mouthed young Republican, but an old man with three sons serving in Iraq. This story leaves me fuming.
The little Nazi’s reach is beginning....
Time for the local folks to take their business elsewehere.
If there is nothing in his lease with the mail to preclude his selling his anti-Obama merchandise, I’d take them to court, and demand a jury trial. Let him retire on his award.
Sounds like a great way for a struggling business to break a lease.
You have to put this in terms of unintended consequences.
Who is the loser here!
The landlord. I hope others do the same and that mall will end up in Chapter 11.
so much for supply and demand
“....and that mall will end up in Chapter 11.”
Ya...and you and I will wind up bailing out the mortgage holder”
Simon’s are big O supporters. VIP at the inaugural, etc. They are just doing their work as servants to the Great O.
IT was a free country!
I agree with you there. This guy either (1) had the world’s crappiest lease, in which he could be booted for just about anything; or (2) he didn’t have a lease at all but was simply renting space 30 days at a time and the arrangement could be cancelled by either side with 30 days’ written notice; or (3) his lease was cancelled without just cause and he should sue.
Do I ever !!!!
But I’m happy for him and Laura that they’re in Crawford and Dalas, and away from the jackals in DC and around the world.
Sounds like Fuchs really got screwed...
Looks like a great place for a tea party so the community can know that only communists are welcome as shoppers.
I did a little searching, and it does not appear that Simon owns the Mall in Johnson City. Could be owned by a subsidiary of Simon though. I don't know how far their tenacles reach.
I'm surprised that there are any Obambi supporters in that area, regardless.
Let’s try to help the guy out: He is going to be selling online:
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