Thank you for this information it was clear and to the point. it is also nice to know that Borders is no longer in business and one of the best there was.
Congrats to Valley Animal Hospital. They have the best Vets.
Anyone else? Is there still one more idiot left out there, that feels like continuing this? Let me know.
Your comments are amusing, as I am sure you intended. Except for your love of profanity. That gives a hint of your basic character.
What it means is, you are more in love with your own words, than those of others. I have met people like you before. Actually, you are useless the rest of humanity.
This Gene character really needs to get a life. So typical of a bigoted asshole when called out on their bigotry. "I fucked a (insert race, color, religion, etc., here) so I can not be prejudice against (insert same race, color, religion, etc., here)" - Give me a break, oh and I'm sure "I have a friend who is black."
Sounds to me (and anyone with half a brain) like your agenda is personal. Were you rejected from a farmer's market for shit quality Gene? Do you take this so personally because your mommy didnt hug you enough? Or are you just really so upset to see people with a different skin pigment doing something positive that it upsets your little KKK mind underneath that sheet hat of yours, that you will do anything to bring down brownie?
I know I said I was through with this Manish, but there is just one other thing we haven't talked about in depth.
It is the fact that you are hiding a for-profit company, Maya Tea, inside a 501C tax exempt corporation, and sharing your employees between those two enterprises. It is absolutely against the law, and you know it.
No worries at this point, because just like you, I have no love for the IRS. But if I ever hear or see you attack Anna's Kitchen again, in any manner whatsoever, I will call the FBI in a New York minute.
Because 501C corporations are not investigated by the IRS. They are investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is tax fraud, and they take it quite seriously. It is a felony. Twelve years in prison, my friend. Take a few moments to think about it. I am sure you will arrive at the right conclusion.
Again, these comments are made by me, not my wife.
Jared, you probably made the best comment on this entire thread. You're right. It is ugly. You are right again, when you say that there is enough room for lots of farmer's markets in Tucson.
Problem is, Manish Shah does't exactly agree with you on that. He believes he has the right to be the only one. That is really what started this entire thread.
Your comment comparing Food in Root with the Manish enterprise was well intended, but misguided. Food in Root now owns the Tucson Farmer's markets. Heirloom is simply an afterthought. As we move further down the road, you will see I am right.
But I do appreciate your sincerity. Something obviously missing from most of the other comments. I appreciate intelligence wherever I find it.
Regarding the Mexican. I refer to her as the Mexican, because that is what she is, even though she was born and grew up in New Mexico.
I have been married twice. My first marriage was to a Mexican. A Mexican whose family came here directly from Mexico City on Trans World Airlines. Legally. The first three of my four sons are half Mexican. I speak perfect Spanish. So don't run the race card on me.
I've been there and done that.
I am aware of Tucson's great history. The Old Pueblo, and all of that. I enjoy History immensely. It used to be a part of Mexico, but we own it now. It is U.S. territory, like it or not. Tucson is not Mexico. Tucson belongs to the United States, regardless of what Raul Grijalva happens to think.
But this isn't about the History of Tucson. This is about Manish Shah, and you already know how I feel about Manish Shah.
This is my last post on this thread. There is no point in continuing the dialogue. But you did make a good and honest comment. For that, you have my admiration.
This thread is really ugly. There is enough room for lots of farmers' markets in Tucson. I think everyone is forgetting the most important thing here: connecting consumers to local food purveyors, farmers, ranchers, etc. Honestly I think a lot of people who voted for St. Phillips were actually voting for Heirloom FM, since it takes a while for people to realize changes. This is especially suspicious since Heirloom FM doesn't make it on the list at all. Politics aside, Heirloom is definitely one of the best farmers markets if not the best. FoodInRoot is growing and a decent farmers' market too. I respect anyone who is trying to make a farmers' market happen. Nobody gets into this to get rich. I am happy to see them do well too.
All that aside, the comment about "the Mexican" is very off color. Whatever argument you might have had, I cannot take a bigot seriously. Do you realize where you live? Do you realize that our culinary tradition here is due to Mexico? You really should move away. Our region is beautiful, and part of the reason I love it is the proximity to Mexico and the wonderful people who come from there. The ugliness about the border mostly comes from bigots and I wish you would all go away.
And you people think you have the world by the tail. God help us.
What a bunch of idiots.
By the way, after a bit of research, we found out who Richard Largo is.
Richard Largo is Roxanne Garcia. As good as it already was, it just keeps getting better.
Welcome Roxanne Garcia, to the forum. What's on your mind?
I don't really care what Manish Shah or Roxanne Garcia do from this day forward. Anything they do is just entertainment.
Food in Root is now the number one market promoter in tucson.
Manish can choke on it, and I hope he does. As for the Mexican, well you already know my thoughts on that.
One thing is for sure. Food in Root will survive. Because Food in Root has good venues for their markets, they have good management, a good staff, and they spend money on advertising.
They just keep getting better, by focusing on the things that really matter. Food in Root is concentrating on producing a better market.
Heirloom is is concentrating on convincing you that they already have a better market. There lies the difference.
With no further comments, it is apparent that none of you have further motivation to continue this. It is what I assumed from the beginning. I knew in the beginning, there would finally be an end to this.
Here is the real reason. Not one of you, is sure of his future. You're gambling, and you know it. You don't have the guts to say you made the wrong choice. You're simply afraid you made the wrong choice, and perhaps you did. Only time will tell.
You left a guaranteed income with St. Phillip's. I guess that took some guts on your part. Only time will tell, how that plays out.
I hope it all works out well for everyone. Perhaps it will. You just never know.
It is amazing that Manish would even do something like that. It is said that he is good with computers. Then he must know that anything he generates on his computer can be traced back to his URL.
It appears the man is becoming desperate. Other than that, I have no explanation for his odd behavior.
So apparently, even identity theft is not beyond the operating parameters of Manish Shah.
Are any of you loyal Manish supporters watching this? I certainly hope so.
When he is finally put out of business, you will be glad to come back to St. Phillip's.
I have told you people more than once, that Manish Shah is a worthless human being. Dittos for the fat Mexican.
These two individuals believe they own the Farmer's Markets in Tucson. I can understand their sentiments in that regard, because for at least the last twelve years, they have. But the landscape has changed. There are a few new players on the field. Food in Root being the number one irritant to their enterprise.
Food in Root is eating their lunch, and they don't like it.
i am enjoying it immensely.
By the way, these comments on behalf of Anna's Kitchen are made by me, not my wife. She just happened to sign up with Tuscon Weekly before I became aware of it.
Well Pete, I just got home and read the above comments. I must say I am not surprised. This has all the earmarks of Manish Shah and Roxanne Garcia all over it.
Perhaps you and others are just now beginning to understand what I have been trying to tell you all along. These people are snakes, and they are most dangerous when they are opposed.
Getting fired from the Maynard's Market was an insult to Manish, but he put a good face on it, and moved on.
Getting fired from St. Phillip's was a little more serious. Manish operated that market for twelve plus years. In all that time he payed not a dime in rent. Do the math. An average of seventy-five vendors, more or less. Forty bucks each. Three thousand dollars a week. Twelve thousand dollars a month. One hundred forty four thousand a year.
Not a dime in rent.
When the daughter of the owner began to take over the operation of St. Phillip's, she was probably amazed by that.
I could go into all the details of what took place, but I don't want to bore you. Basically, she told him, "you need to pay rent to continue using the Plaza as a venue." In his arrogance, which is part of his general nature, he basically refused.
There is a lot more to the story, but that was basically it. He lost St. Phillip's because of his arrogance. He could have easily reached an agreement with the management at St. Phillip's, and had he done that, he would still be in control of the market at that location.
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