Different approach to keeping streets clean
I’ve lived in Deerfield and Hillsboro Beach for 40 years. I built the Pickle Barrel and Lock, Stock & Barrel years ago, but I’m still here!
I read that article on cigarette butts [June 5 Observer newspaper] and yes, they really annoy me also. Every time I get out of my car, I step on a filter. I don’t care where I am — Publix, the doctor’s office, all over town.
We go to Michigan in the summer for a vacation and when you buy Coke, beer, water, all those bottles have a 10-cent deposit on them. Bring them back and get your 10 cents back!
You don’t see any litter on the streets or parking lots because they get their money back. And if someone is in need of money, they go around looking for deposit bottles and cans. They keep the streets free of containers.
So why don’t we put a 10- cent deposit on filters? Bring them back and get your $2 back. You won’t see any on the ground, plus people having to come up with an extra $2, maybe they will stop smoking and save their lives. One pack a day at $10 a pack, $300 a month, you can get a great iron lung or a leased caddy.
It really burned me up to see all the filters on my golf course, Deerfield Country Club. Now, I have to find another club because it was sold.
Hey, look at ALDI supermarket over on Federal [a second location is at W. Hillsboro Boulevard]. You put a quarter in to get a shopping cart, and when you bring it back, you get your quarter back. You don’t see any carts in the parking lot either!
The people who smoke are in DENIAL big time — and they will defend smoking till they die, and they will. It’s not a pleasant way to go. I watched my mother gasping for air and I was still smoking, but then I quit. That was in 1999 and I’m glad I did.
I love The Observer. Did you know the Publisher was one of my first customers at the Pickle Barrel and I’ve known him ever since of course, good man. And I miss his writing also.
Well enough out of me … Keep up the good work. Deerfield Beach is a great place!
RE: Katz’s Deli New York
To The staff of the Observer,
I wasn’t sure who to address this to, but I wanted the press to be aware of the situation and to hear about it from us first. The circumstances are regrettable, to say the least, and you hold a large influence over the public opinion.
I wanted to make it clear that the Katz’s operating in Deerfield Beach is in no way associated with Katz’s Delicatessen of New York City. We’re a family business that has been around for 126 years. That’s over 12 decades of hard work building a reputation based on the quality of our product and service. The Katz’s of Deerfield has come in and tried to catch a free ride on our good name.
We have tried to resolve the situation amicably; but unfortunately, it’s looking as though a peaceful resolution is not going to be possible.