sunshine wrote:I've been a lurker for some time, and relatively new to the neighborhood. Having followed this closely, I had to chime in with my 2 cents.
I have been to the halal cart. I have been to Lonestar. I'm what some call a "foodie" and I work in the food industry/small business in another Brooklyn neighborhood.
That being said, I plan on not supporting Lonestar any more. I'm disgusted by the behavior by the owner - food carts are everywhere. They need to get over it. Or open one of their own if they're so jealous. But how DARE they try to hurt someone who is doing a legal business and being responsible about it.
As any bar owner would know, you can not be responsible for the actions of your patrons. Same goes for restaurant/food cart owners. In my experience in the neighborhood, nobody has ever shouted, what could be borderline sexual harrassment, at me when walking past the Halal carts at night. I wish I could say the same about most of the bars in the neighborhood (yes, even Lonestar).
I'm actually quite repulsed by this story - the benches, the human barricade, the politics - and therefore will not give a single cent of my hard-earned income at Lonestar. However, a shawarma sounds delicious about now....