SIMON MALL PROPERTY EVICTS VENDOR OVER NON-PUBLISHED POLICIES
CONCORD MILLS, NC—Loren Spivack, proprietor of the Free Market Warrior business (www.freemarketwarrior.com ) was informed by Simon Property Group management that his lease would not be renewed at their Concord Mills, NC Mall on July 31st, because mall management found three of his best-selling products “offensive” and in direct violation of a non-published policy for which they refused to produce. Simon Property Group, the same company to bane a tea party at their Atlanta property earlier this year, began scrutinizing Mr. Spivacks’s business as a result of a letter to the editor that appeared in the June 8th edition of the Charlotte Observer attacking Spivack’s business.
The items accused of lacking balance and appearing offensive are as follows:
• A bumper sticker that reads: “Impeach Obama;”
• A bumper sticker that reads: “Al Qaeda’s two favorite days 9/11/01 & 11/4/08;”
• A baby’s bib that states: “Thanks mom and dad for choosing life.”
And what’s not considered offensive and being sold at the same Concord Mills mall?