| While the official sign on the Lion's Den door states "Temporarily Closed by Court Order," the events of the past few days show their temporary closing will be a long one, if not permanent. All employees were let go, all inventory shipped out, walls stripped bare and even all shelving and displays were tossed in a dumpster. There is nothing left inside the Lion's Den but leftover garbage. |
Most people expect the Lion’s Den to appeal the court ruling that shut them down. The only one's not to confirm this is the Lion's Den. It can definitely be said the Lion's Den will not be in business in Uniontown should they appeal.
The Uniontown Protesters are ready no matter the direction the Lion's Den chooses. They plan to continue their protest out front, although now it is a vigil and not a protest. They also set out long range plans for the next year should the Lion's Den appeal.
If the Lion's Den appeals, and should they get the ruling overturned, the Uniontown Protesters say they will still be there as part of the package. The best the Lion's Den could win is a store that will continue to lose big money as they have for the past 5 years. The Uniontown Protesters will see to that.
The Lion's Den chance of success is small if not almost non-existent. They've lost rulings and appeals before when against our attorney Scott Bergthold. Higher courts have already ruled on this issue many times coming down in favor of the Jackson County ordinance through related trials in other communities. The upper courts would virtually have to reverse all their previous rulings for the Lion's Den to succeed. Not much chance of that.
The protesters and the County Commissioners are united in sparing no expense in fighting any appeal the Lion's Den would be stupid enough to file.
The rules have changed now and the Uniontown Protesters will see this to the end.
On their last day, Lion's Den employees made several trips to the dumpster.
The dumpsters are full of empty, discarded display racks. The Lion's Den opted not to save them.