I meant to tell you, while I was on the road yesterday I got a phone call from Ahmed who owns store #218 on Hayes Road in Clinton Township. He is a very dynamic person that has not let much in life get in his way, and like many of our operators he has this positive energy....that just radiates out of him. Anway he has been struggling with the local township because he turned an ugly cinder block wall on his outdoor patio into a mural.... watch the Detroit Fox News story.... http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail;jsessionid=C28BBA35B836BDF465B1E2AD4F6713E3?contentId=5846306&version=2&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=1.1.1&sflg=1
He used local artists from a nearby school and they have really took ownership of the project...but the township wants to fine him a $1,000 or put him in jail. A little extreme don't you think? Especially in a State with a faltering economy, and many business struggling to stay open. This has been typical in many parts of this State, where we face economicly burdensome rules and regulations (not laws) on our stores....It strikes me that not everybody in local goverment has figured out yet that the 'gravy train' we call the auto industry has 'left the station'...and the rest of us just can't live under the old ways of doing things...it looks like the auto industry couldn't either. Well enough preaching....if you get a chance stop by Ahmeds store it's located at 40740 Hayes in Clinton Township and show him some support, he deserves it!
Tuesday, February 26, 2008