Saturday, July 3, 2010
IT SEEMS THAT I AM NOT THE FIRST TO BE TARGETED BY MARCUS GRIFFITH
West Vancouver and Downtown
Rose Village: Henry Willis says his daily display of used bikes for sale isn’t a business — although he has a state business license. The city of Vancouver disagrees.
Rose Village: A renegade bicycle business based on somebody’s front lawn should have bit the dust by the end of this month. Marcus Griffith of Arnada pursued a long-standing complaint against Henry Willis, who’s been operating the “Old Bike Man” shop near East 25th Street and Fort Vancouver Way — just behind Burgerville — for years. According to correspondence from Vancouver police officer Drue Russell to Griffith, Willis has “continued to deny that he was running a business, even though he is buying and selling bikes, displaying multiple bikes with price tags, obtained a business license from the state and has established a history of police reports” regarding purchase and sales of stolen bikes. Russell eventually appealed to Willis’ landlord, Robert Wood of F Street, who promised to resolve the matter before July.
Original story here
fired from the C-Tran Citizens Advisory Committee in April 2010
expelled from Clark College