Gay businesses such as The Engel, are the important lifeblood of the Zeedijk. Customers have become aware of the personal vendetta shown by the owner of the Mc'Carthy's tobacco store and its seriously negative impact on the operation of The Engel. Customers and owners deserve greater respect and tolerance. This initiative is organised by customers who believe the persecution of the good people who run and work in The Engel should stop and want to ask the Amsterdam Gemeente to play their part in ensuring fairness and a satisfactory and speedy conclusion.
We therefore ask that all bars on the Zeedijk be treated the same, with the same rules applied to all and that the Gemeente plays its role to ensure a binding and satisfactory conciliation between the owners of the Engel and McCarthy’s tobacco shop.
We thank you for your consideration of this petition.