Mayor Daley is planning to put the kibosh on the National Vietnam Veterans Museum's proposed rent-to-own sale of the building at 1801 S. Indiana to Black Orchid Supper Club
If the city gets control of the property ...
it will be turned into a community center and save Cafe Society, Daley's neighborhood breakfast spot, from eviction. The owner Jorge Afanador — Uncle George to regulars — squeeled with glee at the news.
"Oh my God, this is wonderful," he said. "This is so perfect."
While city planning department spokeswoman Connie Buscemi insists the ordinance aimed at buying back the building is aimed at keeping the space from falling into private hands, I wonder if the mayor's breakfast plans had something to do with it. Uncle George serves the mayor fluffy eggs and cappuccino.
He's a guy who goes by his gut, if you know what I'm saying.