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Back in the frying pan popular San Francisco restaurant baking -- set to reopen.
After -- shot down get this because of complaints as a strong beacons now.
The owner -- Angeles and hundreds of bacon fans and lovers.
One in court Thursday when the city's planning commission decided the restaurant can reopen it it -- aspirin location.
With just a few concessions Jim joins us now sir congratulations TO.
Thanks thanks for having me Lisa and thank you of course so that this case -- the nation's attention it was.
Spoofed on Saturday Night Live though in your favor so now did you have the national platform the national stage if you will what's the message that you -- -- send across the could possibly help some other small businesses out there struggling which.
Maybe not the same but similar challenges.
Well I think well one thing that you mentioned the whole neighborhood was upset and they're really came down to a couple neighbors.
And you know I'm a part of my community -- -- part of the neighborhood that we serve and and there was so much support.
From the neighborhood that.
Showed up in front of the hearings I think it's be a part of your community.
Be in touch -- their community and also you know.
Be aware of the things that should do that and the things that you're you're not good at because the permitting process he -- quite complicated yourself.
Pulled -- I don't hear anybody that somehow.
-- -- got -- -- going to be franchising your bacon bacon restaurant bringing it to New York where we live here.
But how much of this idea that the neighborhood getting upset at the smell of bacon how much is that going to -- plans to expand and open other stores other restaurants and other places.
You know I think.
Really the issue wasn't the smell that's that's what got national attention you know it's something that I think they're creative lower lawyers grab -- to.
These people -- not happy with any business in this commercial space -- been met for a long time or other businesses had been that as well so.
You know we're we're -- know have some plans to expand you know New York would be great I'm from New York my family's in Manhattan in Connecticut so.
I'd love to have something on the East Coast.
That's awesome so how much did you have to spend to install these air filtration systems to appease the complainer is and the city and I guess to offset that how much extra money in making that -- -- this famous baking business.
Well I you know -- so on the application.
That got held up we have.
Upgrades in the system and the filtration it'll be in the twenty to 25000 dollar.
Full range but you know my businesses and it's still shut down today at that location.
Is going to going to you know approach a 150000.
Dollars in lost sales may be more -- you know fees.
Associated with it but.
You know the attention we've gotten that's hard to put a number on it at this point but.
I think the irony is the people then want -- busy restaurant across the street and now you know there's all this exposure and I'm only gonna imagine we're going to be -- -- so.
You know what -- put a dollar amount on it but.
You know I'm looking forward to reopening that's for sure sure okay and how bad or how strong was this of this bacon smelled -- Do you have to leave it live and some vegetarian begin neighborhood was an offensive because of that because I think a few things in the world smell better than -- and make it.
You know what does the smell is I think everyone had them a memory and or they associate good things when they smell bacon.
I think really -- Like I said earlier wasn't as much about the smell.
I think if you know it's just I think that's what I don't want to talk about so senator Ron -- did so well these are prevalent.
I mean so yeah we -- what we're gonna improve the ventilation system like I said that those were my plans all along it would have been installed that this thing didn't get -- hung up.
By the planning department and and their lawyers so.
Frankly we probably would be talking about this that they didn't.
-- my permit but.
All right general congratulations and they regularly do -- you know got to run for breaking news -- Angeles a bacon bacon.
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