OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – Typically, when you walk into Ahmad’s Persian Kitchen, just off Dodge Street, you’ll notice a large display of hibiscus plants.
That changed on Wednesday evening when the flowers and pots were allegedly stolen.
Ahmad’s owner spoke with 3 News Now about how it felt to see such a beautiful display taken away.
“It’s a disappointment,” said Ahmad Nazar. “Why do people do this? »
Nazar said he paid around $800 to create this floral window display to make the storefront of his well-known restaurant more attractive.
He also explained that the incident was not captured by any security cameras, as it happened in an area out of sight of the building’s security cameras.
This is a significant cost for a restaurant that, like many others, is struggling with supply chain issues, staff shortages and the pandemic.
“I don’t want to punish anyone,” Nazar said.
He says he doesn’t want to raise his prices to meet these demands because he thinks it would hurt the number of customers who come to his restaurant.
The restaurateur also explained that he was not seeing the same number of customers and wondered why. Could it be the weather, the cost of gas or simply not having the funds to go out to eat? The answer is unclear.
Nazar’s attitude to the situation is not one of defeat, however.
“It’s a disappointment but life goes on,” he said.
Nazar plans to ensure that future flower pots are firmly anchored in place. He has repeatedly stated that he has no intention of giving up even in the face of the various setbacks presented to him.
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