Dallas Observer Quotes Rick Barrett In Blog About The City of Carrollton Cracking Down on Hotels
Carrollton is Cracking Down on Suspect Hotels, But Owners Say the City's Going Too Far, by Greg Howard.
Here at Unfair Park, we're suckers for "people trying to take shit from Asians" stories. The latest installment takes place in Carrollton, Texas, where the town's seven hotels are each owned by Asians, and where the city is coming down on them. Hard. Some are more rundown than others, but they're affordable, and probably do nicely as long as you're not expecting the Ritz. According to the owners, though, that's part of the problem. They claim that Carrollton's trying to use city code to force them all out, and while no one's playing the race card outright, there are whispers of a campaign to un-Asian the city's hotel business.
"The major issue," says InTown Suites' attorney Richard Barrett-Cuetara, "is that we believe this is the most over-the-top inspection performed by a jurisdiction my client has experienced in the country."
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