Espresso bar's name is `bad'
October 3, 2008 · Updated 1:13 AM
My family has lived in North Bend for 3 1/2 years and we
have been nothing but happy with the town and everyone in it. There
was never a single thing that we could ever complain about, until now.
The other day my 7-year-old son told me about the sign for
the new espresso bar. I hadn't seen the sign, but I assumed that what
he had told me must have been a mistake. Then I saw it. I was
outraged! To open a new business in town is wonderful, especially
in that cute little building, but to name it such an
inappropriate name and advertise it so blatantly is disgusting.
I understand that people have rights. But just because they
have the right to name their business anything they choose,
doesn't mean it is the right thing to do.
I don't use language like that, and I am teaching my children
the same. "Bad Ass" is not an appropriate name for a business in
a small family town. And to have it up in lights on the main street
in town is wrong. I just wonder what the owners were thinking
when they decided on that name. And did it have to be approved
by someone at City Hall? If so, what were they thinking?
As for me and my family, we will definitely not patronize
that business. I hope that other families will take the same action
and send a message to merchants that we want our nice, family town
to stay that way.