Central District Activist Tells Jewish Uncle Ike’s Owner to “Go Back to Germany” So Nazis Can “Get” Him Again

Central District Activist Tells Jewish Uncle Ike’s Owner to “Go Back to Germany” So Nazis Can “Get” Him Again

Sydney Brownstone | Apr 4, 2017

The conflicts between Uncle Ike’s owner Ian Eisenberg and his Central District neighbors are no secret. Eisenberg’s flashy 23rd and Union pot shop has become symbolic of gentrification and resentment on a street corner where neighborhood drug dealers once sold their product at risk of arrest.

Eisenberg’s controversial business and his relationships with his neighbors—including a local church—make up one dimension of the ongoing conflict. The fact that his flagship store popped up in a historically black, Jewish, and formerly red-lined neighborhood where residents are currently being priced out is another.

Central District Activist Tells Jewish Uncle Ike’s Owner to “Go Back to Germany” So Nazis Can “Get” Him Again






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