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Old 08-06-2013, 08:20 PM
 
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Getting back on topic, the current owner of the establishment is not related to the original owner. When he changed the name, it's not as if he selected some random name; he named it after himself (Joe's). Does that mitigate the offensiveness of the name change?

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Old 08-06-2013, 08:48 PM
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Usually people could care less if a business changed its name because something was racially offensive. But here, on this thread, a bunch of people have their panties in a bunch over it.
 
Old 08-07-2013, 09:20 AM
 
Location: NYC based - Used to Live in Philly - Transplant from Miami
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As an asian, I found the name offensive.
That is the reason why I had not and would not even go there even though they have changed their names.
Just my two cents.
 
Old 08-07-2013, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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No one will care about this being called Joe's in 50 years. Certain people need to stop being petty. I know that alphamale sits around everyday missing Blackface.

"Some have abandoned him, some want to have it both ways. A little old lady, maybe 75, comes in with her son and daughter. She says to Groh, "You make me sick," orders a cheesesteak, sits down, eats it, then walks out telling him, "You still make me sick."

That is just hilarious! I think Joe should pick up and move to Center City and leave the people in the area behind and without another good business for their area.
 
Old 08-07-2013, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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No one will care about this being called Joe's in 50 years. Certain people need to stop being petty. I know that alphamale sits around everyday missing Blackface.

"Some have abandoned him, some want to have it both ways. A little old lady, maybe 75, comes in with her son and daughter. She says to Groh, "You make me sick," orders a cheesesteak, sits down, eats it, then walks out telling him, "You still make me sick."

That is just hilarious! I think Joe should pick up and move to Center City and leave the people in the area behind and without another good business for their area.
He's eventually going to have to leave that area, anyway. And don't believe the story about the old lady, that's just Stu adding a little flavor to his column.
 
Old 08-07-2013, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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If that is the case, then I will refuse to believe anything in the article, including the supposed loss of business. Surely it is just flavor.
 
Old 08-07-2013, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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That is just hilarious! I think Joe should pick up and move to Center City and leave the people in the area behind and without another good business for their area.
Real nice. So punish all for the opinions of a few? I thought you were more open-minded than that.
 
Old 08-07-2013, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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If that is the case, then I will refuse to believe anything in the article, including the supposed loss of business. Surely it is just flavor.
Good for you!
 
Old 08-07-2013, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Real nice. So punish all for the opinions of a few? I thought you were more open-minded than that.
It's business!
 
Old 08-07-2013, 05:44 PM
 
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This thread will remained closed as the vast majority of the posts were off topic/racist and offensive.
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