Seems there’s a bit of tension between Joey Vento and the City of Philadelphia. The Geno’s Steaks owner and outspoken supporter of the Philadelphia Police Department, won’t be donating two horse trailers to the department as planned.
Dan Gross reports Vento’s offer to give the department two trailers — worth $20,000 — for the mounted unit has been turned down. The city says it can’t accept the donation because Vento wants plaques on the trailers to say he donated them.
So the city said no thanks, that’s not how we do things. As for Vento’s claim that the current zoning opposition against his long-standing outdoor tables is a response to his unwanted donation, the city calls that manure. “He’s giving too much credit to the ability of government,” McDonald told Gross.
Feed the Feed: Should the city accept the trailers with the plaques?