Thursday, July 8, 2010
Scoopy's column in this week's issue of The Villager has several updates on Ray's...Including:
— Ray is receiving his Social Security payments, going back as far as 2.5 years.
— Ray is no longer selling Belgian fries. Reports Scoopy: "In a new twist, his property manager, Barbara Chupa, has proposed a deal: Stop selling fries and get a three-year lease; his current rent, $3,700, would increase $200 each year. So, for the moment, Ray has covered his array of Belgian fries signs with sheets of white paper — and yet Chupa still hasn’t provided a lease."
— "Ray still wants to install an Ansul system hood over his deep fryer, which he hopes would satisfy Chupa, allowing him to fire up his golden fries once more — but he won’t spend the $10,000 to do it until he gets her OK."
— He says the new NYC Icy on the other side of Avenue A "has taken half his business."
— Ray may close up the shop for several weeks during a traditionally slow period to have his hernia operation.
[Image by Andrew King Dong via the Save Ray's Facebook page]