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Family Business In Nebraska Closes For Good Due To Threats Because Of Dish Named After Confederate General


A Nebraska restaurant is closing its doors for good after receiving threats from residents over an item on its menu that was deemed racist.

The 11-Worth Cafe in Omaha, Nebraska, announced it was closing permanently after allegedly receiving “numerous threats” to family members. The threats include two instances where police had to be called, as well as a reported extortion attempt in which residents demanded it make a donation to a charity for black Americans for the threats to stop, according to WOWT News.

The restaurant, considered a staple in the community, came under fire over a menu item named after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Controversial Facebook posts allegedly made by the store owner’s son, which he denied posting, were also criticized, including a post saying protesters should be shot.

The store owners, the Caniglia family, said they received threats via social media that resulted in two calls to the police and also said noisy protests outside the cafe took a toll.

The leader of the protest movement against the store, a local city council candidate, David Mitchell, said in a Facebook Live video that the restaurant … (Read more)



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