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Daily English 1002 - An Unwelcome Business in the Neighborhood

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Patricia: Finally! That empty building has a new tenant. That’s great for the neighborhood.

Francois: Think again. The new tenant plans to open a strip club.

Patricia: A strip club in the middle of a residential neighborhood?! That must be a violation of city ordinances. The city won’t allow that.

Francois: I’m not so sure. The tenant has already started moving in and there is no sign that the city is going take action.

Patricia: Then we have to do something to let the city know that we object to a strip club going into that space.

Francois: Good luck getting the city to do anything, much less file an injunction. The mayor is very pro-business and it won’t look good if he tries to shut down any business that could bring revenue and jobs to this dying town.

Patricia: But at what cost? Our kids will have to walk past the strip club every day to and from school. That’s outrageous!

Francois: I suggest channeling that energy into action. If we make a stink and get media coverage, maybe we’ll get some action.

Patricia: Good idea. How can we get the local media to cover a neighborhood protest?

Francois: How about nude picketing?

Patricia: I think that would send the wrong message.

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