Turkey Leg Hut, Black Business Owners harassed by White Neighbors


ABC13 NEWS — Owners of the Turkey Leg Hut said their attorney was blindsided by a lawsuit claiming the business creates "noxious pollutants" with their smokers at the Third Ward restaurant.
 
A group of neighbors allege the smoke is threatening their quality of life.
 
RELATED: Lawsuit alleges Turkey Leg Hut releases "noxious pollutants"
 
Owner Nakia Price said the restaurant is in the process of building an enclosed smoke pit area, but neighbors involved in the pending lawsuit have opposed those plans.
 
Price's attorney, Jeremy Pinckney, called the lawsuit absurd. Cris Feldman, the plaintiffs' attorney, claimed recently that the business is operating the outdoor cooker illegally, saying it violates city ordinances.




Many fans on social media reacted to the news online and believe the lawsuit is racially motivated.  Listen to the owner's official statement below.
 


Earlier this week, the attorney for the group of Third Ward residents have agreed to temporarily suspend litigation against the Turkey Leg Hut Restaurant. During the last hearing, a judge kept in place a temporary restraining order limiting their meat smoking hours, but only for three days. We love to see a positive representation of the African American community creating new jobs and giving back to the community. We send our prayers to Co-founder Nakia Price and her family!
 
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