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I am surprised and disappointed at the amount of media coverage Rick Naylon, the owner of Jimmy Mac's, has gotten for his crusade against the New York State law prohibiting smoking. He claims that his revenues were down due to the smoking ban. Perhaps it is his lack of business acumen and not the law that is the problem.

Mark Croce, a successful Buffalo entrepreneur, has opened at least four new restaurants with a variety of themes and price ranges in the last several years and is about to open a dance club. While I do not know Croce, I am sure that he is not opening these venues with the idea of losing money.

Naylon reminds me of the buggy whip manufacturer who did not change to a new product when the automobile replaced the horse and buggy. Perhaps he needs to put his buggy whips away and join the 21st century.

Howard Gordon

East Amherst