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  • 1. HOME WELCOME WHAT IS EMPOWER NETWORK? VISION LEADERSHIP SYSTEM Subscribe to RSSGET MONEY CONTACT THOMAS AMAL THOMASAMAL.COMOpportunity For Ex Cons Lostby Amal | on June 3, 2012 0 Tweet Opportunity For Ex Cons LostOwner: Felony Franks on Near West Side likelyto closeBY DAVE NEWBART Staff Reporter/dnewbart@suntimes.com June 2, 2012 Go Daddy! converted by Web2PDFConvert.com
  • 2. Felony Franks manager Brian Smiley is not sure what he will do if the Near West Side hot dogstand where he has worked for nearly a year closes shop this weekend. PostsThe owner of the restaurant — which has garnered international attention because of itscriminally themed menu and its battle with the city over a sign advertising its name — says he Look Who’s Telling Big Brother Enough Iswill likely have to close his shop at 229 S. Western because of declining business and problems Enoughwith a nearby liquor store.Smiley, a felon who, like other workers there, was given a second chance by the owner, said Is Philanthropy The End Result Of Wealth? Only For The Wealthy..Saturday he “might have to hit a few temp agencies.”But he said no matter what happens, he is grateful to owner Jim Andrews. Ideas Of What Not To Do In Order To Have“He gave me an opportunity,” said Smiley, 34, of South Lawndale. “I haven’t let him down.” A Productive DayAndrews agrees, and said he was happy to employ more than a dozen ex-offenders Online Shopping, Its Advantages And Whylike Smiley since he opened the eatery in 2009. It’s Become So PopularHe said business was good at first for his “misdemeanor wieners,” but slowly startedto dive when a nearby liquor store reopened and attracted crowds of people to the Ways to Obtain Money Fast With The Use Ofnearby streets and sidewalks. He said he’s called 911 numerous times but the crowds The Internet While At Homehave scared off other patrons. He also said the protracted battle with the city overerecting a sign in front of his business hurt his bottom line. After a 2½-year battlethat culminated in a First Amendment lawsuit that he won, he eventually gotapproval for the sign from the city, even though local Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) hadtried to block it on grounds that the name sent a “bad message” to students. Get Started Now! *Email“The hole we fell into with the liquor store and no signage was horrible,” Andrews said.Liquor store officials couldn’t be reached for comment. start nowAndrew said he’s received calls about selling the business, but he said he would need to do soquickly because he doesn’t want to lose any more money. Smiley said the store has enoughinventory to stay open until early next week.“Its a nice spot, I don’t want to close it, but I just can’t deal with it anymore,” he said.He said in addition to the four workers there now, he is glad six to eight formerworkers have since gotten jobs at other places. Only a couple of workers haven’tworked out.“In general it’s better than good. They are better people. They are better workers. They workhard because they get an opportunity and they have to prove themselves, not only tothemselves, but to society.”He added: “If every business would take one or two ex-offenders, we would have a bettersociety.” Ex Cons Attempted To Better ThemselvesPersonally I commend anyone that has gone through adversity, even if their ownfault. If the individual has paid its debt to society, completed the stipulated time andstarted the path to bettering themselves they should be allowed opportunities tomake a living wage. It’s something how a stupid act bonds to that individual as if theperson can’t learn his/ her lesson while imprisoned. This may seem menial to somebut to those ex-cons this is huge.I reside not far from the eatery and the main reason I haven’t supported the workers is because converted by Web2PDFConvert.com
  • 3. there is always a minimum 15-20 unsavory individuals congregating in the area patronizing theliquor store previously mentioned. But isn’t it interesting how Ald. Fioretti’s main concern was thename of the eatery compared to the dealings in and around the liquor store. The spirits,cigarettes and lingering customers are not a blight or have a negative affect on the communitybut the name of a fast food joint has more grounds to fight. It’s not mentioned that there are 3schools within 1 block. Somehow the people and the liquor store would concern me more than ahot dog stand feeding and employing people. But that’s just me and my lowly opinion.Now is the time to display your creativity and writing skills, let us know what youthink pertaining to anything, click here. Can you believe that saving money is thiseasy? See what I did and you should to, here. Is there anyone that doesn’t shop?Does anyone like to make money? How about shopping and meanwhile makemoney? This is unbelievable, check it out here.This entry was posted in Empower NetworkTags: ald. fioretti, ec cons, felony franks« Previous Post Next Post » About The Author: Amal A former latchkey kid leading to being INDEPENDENT, self-reliant, DEDICATED follow er in my belief, FATHER of 3 men, HUSBAND, somew hat EDUCATED, filled w ith HOPE, GRATEFUL for life, HUNGRY for SUCCESS, alw ays w illing to give a helping hand, community facilitator, school board member, experienced in various industries, ENTREPRENEUR and a MAN STILL ON THE GRIND. Powered by Livefyre Company: Products: Support:The Vision, The Corporate Team World class training, from people who Got Issues? Contact us. You can converted by Web2PDFConvert.com
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