Charlie Patel

Charlie Patel owns Lakeside Cleaners, which has four locations throughout Dallas. City enforces targeted Lakeside Cleaners’ Knox-Henderson store, making Charlie take down a large sign that advertised “20% Off Dry Cleaning.” The impact was immediately noticeable, Charlie said: “People drove up, saw that the sign was gone and drove away. I watched this happen over and over.”

  • November 10, 2009    |   Economic Liberty First Amendment

    Dallas Sign Ban

    Dallas Sign Ban Hurts Small Businesses, Violates First Amendment Rights: Law Makes It Nearly Impossible For Entrepreneurs to Advertise

    Businesses have a First Amendment right to communicate truthful information.  Almost no government would dare to pass a law that restricted the ability of businesses to honestly advertise their products and services in newspapers, on the radio or on television. Yet local regulation of window signage has expanded, over the past 30 years, to unprecedented levels—levels…

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