Reader: Sad to see The Palm give in to lowlifes and thugs

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Last Friday -- the day before an International Boycott the Palm protest was slated for the Denver steakhouse at 1672 Lawrence Street -- The Palm announced that it no longer supports the anti-camping ordinance passed by Denver City Council on May 14, 2012. That announcement followed a months-long boycott by Occupy Denver, which turned its attention on the Palm after Snooze, the subject of the initial boycott efforts, rescinded its support of the urban-camping ban in April.

Did the Palm do the right thing?

See also: After grilling by Boycott the Palm, the steakhouse reverses its position on urban-camping ban

Says WillieStortz:

How sad to see the Palm give in to these lowlifes and thugs.

If the Palm wants to be part of the 16th Street Mall, then they need to help clean it up. Encouraging drug addicts, panhandlers, and thieves to sleep on your doorstep isn't going to help your business. If the business owners won't do anything to clean up the 16th Street Mall, then it's time to take our business somewhere else.

What do you think of the current state of the 16th Street Mall? Has the ban on "camping" helped the situation?



Location Info

Palm Restaurant

1672 Lawrence St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

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19 comments
Harvey
Harvey

The ordinance passed on May 14, 2012.  Any business owner with any sense would have said 'we don't support the ordinance" on May 15, 2012 simply to sweep the whiners off of their stoops.  Generally, people patronize businesses because of their products, not their integrity.  If longtime customers complain about "caving", the response is; "we're just trying to ensure that your dining experience is as pleasurable as possible."  End of story.

Geoff Tothe Middle
Geoff Tothe Middle

what is the point of this article? is this supposed to be journalism?

Robert Hudson
Robert Hudson

The Palm should not be paying the city to criminalized the homeless. This was class warfare at its finest. The amount of black hearts of the rich people who could care less bout the homeless.

martinus
martinus

Excuse me but, if you want to count the worst lowlifes and thieves in the greatest numbers, you should visit Wall Street and Washington, DC. If you can't afford the ticket, a visit to Colorado's own statehouse while the legislature is in session will suffice. You should see all the suits bribing legislators. It'll make you sick.


We live in a country where manufacturing has been offshored, health insurance corporations eat up one sixth of the economy, and Wal Mart costs the taxpayers $7-billion per year in food stamps alone after having destroyed small and medium-sized retail companies from coast to coast. This is after trillions in wealth magically disappeared in September 2008. This is while the inheritors of the Walton fortune own more than what 42% of Americans own combined.

So you know what's an even lower life form than all the scum I've cited above? Those that scuttle around making excuses for the royal wealth running the shit show while blaming their victims by calling them lowlifes and thieves.

Let's suppose for a minute that the economy offered full employment and great wages, and some homeless would still rather just live outside. So what? It's a question of freedom. Do you want to live in a country that would force anyone to live a box even if they've never harmed anyone just because it doesn't suit someone else's opinion of decent living? If you can't respect their freedom and right to travel or live outside with some semblance of dignity then I have some other polite suggestions for you.

Matt Schmitt
Matt Schmitt

Who wants that GMO shit anyways? I would spend my money much more responsibly, even if The Palm wasn't a bunch of discriminating fascists.

Frank Hickenlooperwooper Sturgell
Frank Hickenlooperwooper Sturgell

What's the purpose of reposting the bigotry? Westword is no different than the corporate media publicizing the Teamonsters. Pretty sad Patricia Calhoun.

Stephanie Sarad
Stephanie Sarad

first Boulder, now Denver. What happens when you give a vagrant a citation anyways?

Bekki Marsh
Bekki Marsh

I think the 16th Street Mall is no such thing Manny! I enjoy taking my family there and it is a great place to work as well!

Michi Dinsmore
Michi Dinsmore

Criminalizing homelessness doesn't sit well with me.... Glad to see movement towards some reasonable solutions.

subnerdo
subnerdo

The homeless aren't the problem there. It's the junkies that helped take away Skyline Park. I freaking loved Skyline Park and am still pissed that it's gone thanks to those jobless punk fuckups. More policing of the area, I say.   

AWOLd3z
AWOLd3z

Obviously WillieStortz is blind to the growing problem of our society. I am sure he is fine with it as long as he has his. 

The greatness of America is in how it treats its weakest members: the elderly, the infirm, the handicapped, the underprivileged, the unborn. ~Bill Federer

So what do we do with these people let them die? There needs to be reform and programs to help those that are less privileged. 

John Mccall
John Mccall

Willie Stortz is a heartless asshole.

Andrea Mérida
Andrea Mérida

The Palm did the right thing. They're calling for a more reasoned approach with the homeless, which is exactly right.

andrea572
andrea572

The Palm did do the right thing, and the elitist who left that comment ought to be ashamed of him/herself...and should probably do something to help the homeless for once.  

ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve topcommenter

Who goes to the Palm anyway?

Manny Rodrigues III
Manny Rodrigues III

The 16th St. mall is an embarrassment to our city. They need to scrape it and start from scratch.

K194
K194

@foodcrazy  

Judging from the last time I was there for a company holiday party, it's primarily corporate low-lifes and thieves!


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