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New York City Cafe May Shut Its Doors for Good Due to 'Occupy,' Owner Says
Fox News ^ | 12/1/2011 | Perry Chiaramonte & Joshua Rhett Miller

Posted on 12/02/2011 12:29:02 PM PST by God luvs America

The owner of an eatery in New York City's Lower Manhattan who said he was forced to let go 25 percent of his staff last month due to the Occupy Wall Street protests now says he might have to close his doors for good come next week.

Marc Epstein, owner of the Milk Street Cafe, tells FoxNews.com that authorities have not taken down barricades around Zuccotti Park and along Wall Street despite the dwindling number of protesters since they were evicted from their encampment two weeks ago, keeping consumer foot traffic and his profits to a minimum.

“It’s like a siege mentality down here. It’s killing business for everyone down here,” said Epstein, who said he was forced to fire 21 employees after sales dropped 30 percent since the start of the Occupy Movement. “If we don’t get relief, I won’t be able to stay open past Tuesday.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 99percentlie; bloomberg; bloombergspeople; corruption; democrats; fraud; liberalfascism; occunazis; occupiers; occupy; occupywallstreet; occuscum; ows; owsisajoke; progressives; socialistdemocrats
i'm sure uber liberal NYC and il deutsche bloomberg are so happy with the tolerance they showed these smelly hippies...mods- if this not fit "breaking news" please remove from category...
1 posted on 12/02/2011 12:29:07 PM PST by God luvs America
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To: God luvs America

Once the system crashes, they will all go seek their needs in rural areas, abandoning the cities.

And order will restore itself.


2 posted on 12/02/2011 12:31:48 PM PST by IamCenny
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To: God luvs America

The owner needs to get Doomberg to cut a check from his personal stash.


3 posted on 12/02/2011 12:36:33 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: IamCenny
Once the system crashes, they will all go seek their needs in rural areas, abandoning the cities.

If they do, they better wear body armor.

4 posted on 12/02/2011 12:37:04 PM PST by Roccus (POLITICIAN...............a four letter word spelled with ten letters.)
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To: IamCenny
Ever been to one o'themthar big cities?

It's like a giant ant farm.

They breed faster than you can possibly reload.

5 posted on 12/02/2011 12:39:31 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: IamCenny
Once the system crashes, they will all go seek their needs in rural areas

And there, they will fertilize the fields and feed the fauna.

6 posted on 12/02/2011 12:39:49 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: God luvs America

City Cafe owner should just sue OWS. They have all that money. The city should bill them for the clean up too.


7 posted on 12/02/2011 12:40:10 PM PST by World'sGoneInsane (Just because you say it doesn't make it true. By repeating it, just makes it propaganda.)
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To: God luvs America

It sounds like the Police are the problem, at this point, rather than the OWSers.


8 posted on 12/02/2011 12:41:06 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (To Obama, bipartisanship is giving the opposition the opportunity to do as they are told. (WGensert))
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To: God luvs America

See, thats what you get. Now, if you had a tony establishment that sold $200 meals at lunch to Wall Street execs you would support the OWS!!

lol.


9 posted on 12/02/2011 12:47:11 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: God luvs America

Surely this guy has some legal recourse . . If I was him I’d be taking lots of pics (however gross) and also hiring private investigators to find out rich brats amongst the group . . as well as sue the city for failure to protect his property rights and interference with his right to conduct business. He pays for a business license, health license, etc.


10 posted on 12/02/2011 12:47:16 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (There's nothing more hypocritical than a white liberal calling someone else a "bigot")
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To: God luvs America

I’ll bet the guy who was there in the food truck made lots of money. What a shame that people lost their jobs because of those Occupy fleabaggers.


11 posted on 12/02/2011 12:51:10 PM PST by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: Navy Patriot

My thoughts exactly.

So really, if you think of it, they are just speeding up their own demise.

A power shift is coming, and it’s not going to be pretty.


12 posted on 12/02/2011 12:57:52 PM PST by IamCenny
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To: Cyber Liberty

how so?? if the smelly hippies were not illegally squatting in a park there would be no need for crowd control or barricades....

fact is i’m waiting to see one of these idiot protests that obtained a permit...i’ve been to a number of Tea Party’s and have protested with Freepers in the past- in NYC nonetheless...and guess what?? we always had a permit that labeled approved areas where we could protest...

these dirtbags feel they can go anywhere and do anything- they want mayhem which the police must control...


13 posted on 12/02/2011 12:59:36 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: God luvs America

This guy should sue Bloomberg personally for any and all losses incurred.


14 posted on 12/02/2011 1:01:59 PM PST by Signalman
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To: IamCenny
They wouldn't survive in a rural environment, especially now that the world has been subjected to Obama's militant version of Woodstock......The extended version

I can't imagine folks will welcome them back.

15 posted on 12/02/2011 1:03:17 PM PST by 4woodenboats (Obama.....a perfect example of why you can't trust someone that won't look you in the eye)
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To: God luvs America
FTA: ...authorities have not taken down barricades around Zuccotti Park and along Wall Street despite the dwindling number of protesters...

It appears the Police are dragging their feet taking down the barriers. I don't know who's fault that is.

16 posted on 12/02/2011 1:10:31 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (To Obama, bipartisanship is giving the opposition the opportunity to do as they are told. (WGensert))
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To: 4woodenboats

The people in the rural environments won’t let them take, they will shoot them.

This is what I was trying to say, some people on these forums get really angry at any mention of violence, I have been called a monster, sworn at, etc. For some things that I have suggested.


17 posted on 12/02/2011 1:27:10 PM PST by IamCenny
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To: Cyber Liberty

what happens if they take the barricades down then the smelly hippies return??

this is Bloomberg’s fault; 100%...he let those dirtbags stay and march and protest with no permit or respect for the law...

put it another way- had permits been required then the barricades could be moved away as you would know when protests start and end...but since the smelly POS hippies are allowed to come and go as they please- with little resistance from il duetsche bloomberg- the police/authorities must be on full alert...


18 posted on 12/02/2011 1:27:10 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Signalman

He might have a case for a federal lawsuit for violation of the “Equal Protection” clause.


19 posted on 12/02/2011 1:29:47 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: God luvs America

It is comforting in this Christmas Season to hear that some people belonging to the much hated “ 1 % “ have received justice from the saintly-tainted OWS people.

How else could the following quote from a cafe owner be interpreted?

” - - - forced to let go 25 percent of his staff last month due to the Occupy Wall Street protests - - -. “


20 posted on 12/02/2011 1:45:31 PM PST by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: GeronL

Good, you voted for the D!ckHead!


21 posted on 12/02/2011 2:15:04 PM PST by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: gigster

lol. Whats his email or website? Maybe we should send him our thoughts. lol


22 posted on 12/02/2011 2:17:51 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: God luvs America
According to the website they just opened this site last June.

What a bunch of dickheads. Shutting down a new business that gave jobs to their so-called 99%

23 posted on 12/02/2011 2:24:53 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: God luvs America
this is Bloomberg’s fault; 100%...he let those dirtbags stay and march and protest with no permit or respect for the law...

I think you're correct about that. I'm sure that Blooming Idiot doesn't care about this shop. If he could evict them and build a mosque there he would do it.

24 posted on 12/02/2011 3:03:54 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (To Obama, bipartisanship is giving the opposition the opportunity to do as they are told. (WGensert))
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To: God luvs America

Who cares, he’s Jewish anyway.

...or at least that’s how the Occupy crowd sees it. If he were black, gay, etc., then they’d get Soros to help him out.


25 posted on 12/02/2011 4:47:10 PM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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