“Prominent hip hopper” Berner owns the West Hollywood Cookies store, and his largely black and brown clientele is drawing complaints. The owner admits that managing crowds remains a work in progress.
- “These people are Urinating all over our Homes Apts Tree’s Cars Everywhere,” wrote Susan Kraut in a post on a West Hollywood section of Nextdoor.com. Complaints about noise, smoking and illegal parking have been lodged with LAPD, LA County Sheriff’s dept. and councilmembers from both Los Angeles and West Hollywood.
- In acknowledging that the changes Cookies is implementing are necessary, Berner said, “There’s nothing wrong with the black and brown community shopping somewhere and we don’t want to feel like we have to hide our customers.”
- Kevin Durant, Snoop Dogg and now Howard Shultz are investors in the e-commerce platform Dutchie. Cheddar