Food Fight - South Side restaurant owners say a ban on outside food sales -- and the city councilor trying to enforce it -- are bad for business - News - News - Pittsburgh City Paper - Pittsburgh: "'Why enforce it now?' Obaid asks.Notice the trend: Bigger government, over-reaching, anti-marketplace, enemy creation, fear establishment, sustained uncertainty, doubtful laws.
Some say the answer is easy: Councilor Bruce Kraus.
'He's making life miserable for us,' says Mary Tolomeo, a bartender at City Grill, located next door to Obaid's market.
Tolomeo says that in recent weeks, Kraus has warned her that City Grill will be cited if she doesn't move her pizza stand off the sidewalk and inside the restaurant. She says he's even taken pictures of her and other vendors selling on the street.
'It's harassment,' Tolomeo says."
Other elements might be part of the trend too.
What do you think?