Thursday, February 01, 2007

A Hoot(er) and a half ...

Be careful what you ask for - or, in the case of the town of Troy, Michigan, what you don't ask for. The Detroit suburb wants to promote an image of a clean, business-and-family-friendly city, which probably explains why they are so resistant to having a Hooters within its borders. If you click on the subject line, you will read about how the Troy government's efforts to get rid of the one Hooters franchise already there have backfired. But the story itself is not necessarily the reason I'm writing about this. It's because of this line from the article about a fact that makes this situation all the more priceless:

"Critics are concerned that the restaurants' scantily clad servers don't fit the image the city seeks to project in its Big Beaver commercial district. Fleming said officials are trying to make the area a "world-class corridor."

"Big Beaver" - you can't make crap like that up. If one of the Troy shopping centers is called "Heavenly Hills" or something like that, we really have a winner.

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