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One Business doesn't get to participate in Inauguration Opportunity. Should he receive compensation?

Haney Chan Owns Old Dominion Brewhouse, which sits at the Convention Center, and last night he was told he'll be forced to close for at least a day. "They are going to shut us down for the 20th that's for sure, could be part of Monday, but were not sure right now. We are not getting concrete information," said Chan, a business owner.

Is it fair for this business owner to be forced to shut down on perhaps the biggest profit day of his business?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:07 PM on Jan. 15, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (16)
  • Virginia truck driver Dante Royal makes his living on many of the very roads that will be closed on inauguration day, but he still has to work. "You are not going to be able to get where you need to go at all," Royal said

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:08 PM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • The Secret Service says yes, so, hmmmm...yes?

    Answer by Fiveofakind2 at 9:09 PM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • Washington Hospital Center is now scrambling to figure out ways to get its Virginia employees to the hospital. Many more Virginians are wondering how they'll make it to the office.
    "We are all hoping work gets canceled on Inauguration Day to be out of the way of everyone going into town," said Breana Bayracktar, an Arlington resident.
    In the District, roughly 50 blocks will be restricted access. In the middle of it, is the fully booked, fully staffed Mayflower Hotel.
    "Some will walk, some will bike, we talk about it everyday," said hotel employee Joseph Cardone.
    Meanwhile, Washington Hospital Center is continuing to negotiate with the inauguration planners, hoping to work out a compromise.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:09 PM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • In the meantime, they figure some people will sleep at the hospital, others will stay with co-workers in D.C. and Maryland. They do plan to be fully staffed.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:09 PM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • is it like this every inauguration? if not, why now? if yes, then what's the problem?

    Answer by thehairnazi at 9:49 PM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • According to the local news(Friday's report), this is the first time some businesses are being required to close because of the extensive route the Obama's are taking and the places they are participating in events. But this guy will not be able to be open and participate in the short term economic boom of this day.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:54 PM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • The news said that neither Bush's nor Clinton's events put as much of a traffic and logistical hindrance on DC businesses as Obama's.


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:56 PM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • But Obama's excessive spending is stimulating the economy, so it all balances out. Right?

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:56 PM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • in this case-not for this business owner, it's not. So I guess he is expected to suck it up and take it? I think he should sue for loss of business sales. Not that he would win. But is this how Obama wants to treat a small business restraunteer?

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:58 PM on Jan. 15, 2009

  • Answered at 9:56 PM Anonymous
    ding ding ding.. round number 500 and then some. let the drama begin. AGAIN

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:59 PM on Jan. 15, 2009

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