Thayer said he was so upset, he went into the salon to confront the owner. “I said, ‘This sign here implies that the other salons around here that are owned by Asian-Americans are less American than you,'” Thayer recalled. The salon owner, Diana Casey, said she never intended to offend anyone, but wanted to draw attention to her store. “This is a business decision,” she said. “It’s just letting people know I’m American, and I speak English.” There are three Asian-owned businesses in the small strip shopping center along Stacy Road. Two of them said the sign made them uncomfortable. “People come to America company website for the opportunity to have a better life,” Casey said. “That’s why they’re here.
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The 48,000-square-foot home, which boasts seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, went on the market last year for $58 million. It was built by Beverly Hills-based developer Mohamed Hadid, who has made his fortune building Ritz Carlton Hotels, and who is also known for his appearances on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Opulent: The 48,000-square-foot home, which boasts seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, went on the market last year for $58 million Spacious: The house boasts a commercial-style kitchen (pictured) for large catered events, as well as a ballroom that can hold up to 200 guests Owner: Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva is pictured in 2009 at the Museum of Modern Art. She has reportedly purchased the $58 million mansion in Beverly Hills Le Palais boasts a grand ballroom with room for 200 guests, a 40-seat movie theater, an indoor pool and sauna, as well as an underground garage for up to 12 cars. The house also features a 90-foot-long art gallery, a leather-paneled library and a secret staircase leading to a 3,800 foot rooftop garden. In an extensive kitchen, there is a large walk-in glass refrigerator, a commercial-size freezer, a seating area with fireplace, breakfast area, and a butler’s pantry. Other features include a grand ballroom, 5,000 bottle wine cellar, indoor and outdoor pools and a spa and gym.
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