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    Victory at Gibson's Gril in Richmondl!!??!

    I noticed the "No Weapons" sign was gone from Gibson's Grill today. Several of us had written letters/postcards about the sign going up about a month ago.

    I went inside and asked about the (now missing) sign. I eat there often and I know everyone by name. The manager (Jessica) wasn't there to confirm, but my favorite waiter said the sign had very recently been removed and he doesn't know why or anything more about it.

    I explained why I stopped eating there several weeks ago - my waiter was shocked at my reason and said they had all missed me and wondered why I stopped coming (I used to eat there 2-4 times per week for lunch). They saw me walk by them everyday at lunch time....

    I briefly discussed why a paper sign won't keep individuals predisposed to trouble from causing problems, and further noted that the bank next door doesn't prohibit firearms so it is odd to have seen that they do.... my waiter was curious.

    I went back to work and wrote a "thank you" letter to Jessica and the two owners (husband and wife) and later dropped a copy off for Jessica and put another copy in the mail to the owners. Will anyone else join me in thanking them? Please send a letter or call them!

    Tomorrow, I will eat lunch there for the first time in weeks and hopefully will have the opportunity to speak with Jessica in person....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SicSemperTyrannis View Post
    I noticed the "No Weapons" sign was gone from Gibson's Grill today. Several of us had written letters/postcards about the sign going up about a month ago.

    I went inside and asked about the (now missing) sign. I eat there often and I know everyone by name. The manager (Jessica) wasn't there to confirm, but my favorite waiter said the sign had very recently been removed and he doesn't know why or anything more about it.

    I explained why I stopped eating there several weeks ago - my waiter was shocked at my reason and said they had all missed me and wondered why I stopped coming (I used to eat there 2-4 times per week for lunch). They saw me walk by them everyday at lunch time....

    I briefly discussed why a paper sign won't keep individuals predisposed to trouble from causing problems, and further noted that the bank next door doesn't prohibit firearms so it is odd to have seen that they do.... my waiter was curious.

    I went back to work and wrote a "thank you" letter to Jessica and the two owners (husband and wife) and later dropped a copy off for Jessica and put another copy in the mail to the owners. Will anyone else join me in thanking them? Please send a letter or call them!

    Tomorrow, I will eat lunch there for the first time in weeks and hopefully will have the opportunity to speak with Jessica in person....
    I have to take the wife's ATV in for a new clutch so I'll be in the burbs anyway

    I'd like to thank them also. What time are you having lunch?

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    Check it out - I know I will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    I have to take the wife's ATV in for a new clutch so I'll be in the burbs anyway

    I'd like to thank them also. What time are you having lunch?
    I have no idea - I don't have a specific lunch time while at work - I leave for lunch when traffic allows (anywhere from 11am to 3pm).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SicSemperTyrannis View Post
    I have no idea - I don't have a specific lunch time while at work - I leave for lunch when traffic allows (anywhere from 11am to 3pm).
    I'll be here until Thursday morning so I'll make a point of going into the city to have lunch.
    Come to think of it, I have to go by the Secretary of the Commonwealths office to pay my lobbyist fee, I'll do it then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SicSemperTyrannis View Post
    The manager (Jessica) wasn't there to confirm, but my favorite waiter said the sign had very recently been removed and he doesn't know why or anything more about it.
    I too would like to send them a thank you but I would like confirmation first just in case the sign fell off or was takedn down by the window cleaner and not put back up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed View Post
    I too would like to send them a thank you but I would like confirmation first just in case the sign fell off or was takedn down by the window cleaner and not put back up.


    If the window cleaner didn't put the sign back up, I'll bet he is "one of us"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch Uncle View Post
    If the window cleaner didn't put the sign back up, I'll bet he is "one of us"!
    I didn't get a chance to go inside today, but the sign was still gone this morning and when I walked by around 2:30 p.m., so it didn't just fall down.

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